Are Zero Hours Contracts Lawful?
8 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2014 Last revised: 10 Dec 2014
Date Written: November 29, 2014
Are zero hours contracts lawful? This note responds to the DBIS consultation on banning exclusivity clauses (August 2014). It asks the following: what is a zero hours contract? To what extent are zero hours contracts legal? Why have zero hours contracts spread? And finally, what is the right thing to do?
Keywords: Zero hours, contracts, employment, bargaining power
JEL Classification: K12, K31, M51, E24
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