Zero-hours contracts have become a controversial topic, often associated with workplace abuse. While this isn’t always the case, research has called for bosses to take staff mental health into account.
It is hard to conceive of a bigger nightmare for British business than the confirmation of the content leaked in the Labour manifesto, an ode to doom.
Although “flexible contracts” are subjected to widespread public mistrust, businesses are increasingly reliant on flexible workers to fill gaps in employment, particularly during seasonal peaks such as the run up to Christmas.
After today’s announcement that Sports Direct are going to offer casual retail staff at least 12 guaranteed hours a week, instead of zero-hour contracts, Peninsula's HR director, Alan Price, explains what employers need to know about zero-hour contracts.
With zero-hours contracts being of great debate in the UK, Real Business took a look at how four countries across the world decided to tackle the global rise of "precarious work".
Vince Cable was one of the biggest names to lose his seat in May's general election, but the former business secretary's work has continued with new reforms on zero-hours contracts.
As next month's general election is drawing ever closer, and now all of the parties have released manifestos, Real Business decided to draw out some of the key points to note for businesses.
The announcement that Labour plans to put into place a rule requiring employers to offer staff a permanent contract after three months of a zero-hours version, if it is elected to government, has been met with mixed reaction.
In just the same way unscrupulous businesses that fail to pay the minimum wage are put to the sword, we need to block those employing people on zero-hours contracts.
As part of our comprehensive look at the big employment law issues for 2015, our second of five articles examines the rise of zero-hours contracts and what they mean for business owners.
The Government today announced it would ban exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts which prevent workers from working for more than one employer at a time.
New figures were released by the ONS last month estimating that 1.4 million workers in the UK are on contracts that do not guarantee a minimum number of hours work.