Employment Law, Zero Hours Contracts and the Scottish Independance Debate


Ed Miliband stated on Fridaythat any new Labour government would add tough controls to regulate Zero Hours Contracts, but he has stated that any break up of the UK would make such controls very tough to enforce. As Employment Law solicitors the team at Premier Legal have experience of dealing with Zero Hours Contracts and know the pitfalls and the abuse that unscrupulous employers may inflict. However, it is important to understand that used properly the Zero Hours contract is a useful tool in the employer’s armoury and that many employees, students who seek employment between classes, musicians looking for work between gigs and even semi retired people looking for odd hours of work, find the Zero Hours option particularly useful. There are ways to make Zero Hours contracts fairer to employees without trying to remove them.