Employer responsibilities zero hour contacts
Zero hour contracts
As an employer, the tax and employment responsibilities you have for your staff will depend on the type of contract you give them and their employment status.
Zero hour contracts are also known as casual contracts. Zero hour contracts are usually for ‘piece work’ or ‘on call’ work, e.g. interpreters.
- they are on call to work when you need them.
- you don’t have to give them work.
- they don’t have to do work when asked.
- Zero hour workers are entitled to statutory annual leave and the National Minimum Wage in the same way as regular workers.
- You are still responsible for health and safety of staff on zero hour contracts.