Zero Hours Contracts Explained

What are zero hour contracts? Essentially these are employment contracts with no guaranteed hours. This means that employees are not guaranteed any work by their employers (and therefore no pay). According to the ONS, as at September 2017, 2.9% of the UK workforce had a zero hour contract. That was 900,000 UK workers. This number […]

Employment Probation Periods: What You Need to Know

A probation period is a trial period of employment. The employee is employed subject to satisfactory completion of this trial period. Why have a probationary period? Employers will often carry out an application and interview process. However you can’t always tell from an interview how an employee will do in a job in practice, or […]