Zero Hours Contract

Zero Hours Contract: Are you for them or Against them

This essay provides a detailed description of what a zero-hour contract is and its effects on our society. A zero-hour contract is a contract between an employer and an employee where the worker is not obliged to accept the work and the employer is not obliged to provide minimum working hours. Zero-hour contract is also known as casual contracts and are usually for “piece work” or “on call” work. Zero-hour contract is not a legal term. The CIPD labor market survey (2013) elaborates it as,” an arrangement between two parties that one may be asked to perform work for other but is no set minimum number of hours.