Use this agreement to create a contract for new staff working on an 'as required' or 'zero-hours' basis. It's designed for businesses who have a fluctuating need for staff or want to give staff a flexible means of working. It treats the individual as a 'worker' as they have fewer employment rights and protections than employees. A zero-hours worker is not guaranteed work by their employer and in this agreement the worker does not have to accept offers of work.
It deals with the job description and matters such as working time, breaks, holiday entitlement, salary, sickness and data protection. It also includes detailed disciplinary and grievance procedures as optional attachments.
If you're an employer in England, Wales or Scotland, you must give certain information in a written statement to new workers by the time they start working for you. This agreement contains that information.
Use this agreement in combination with our employee handbook (or you own) in order to refer to details of your policies and procedures (e.g. about different types of paid leave).