“Folks who never get paid for any more than they do, never do more than they are paid for” – Elbert Hubbard

Sarah-Varani-150x150Such sentiments still ring true today and whilst it may seem that there are significant advantages for an employer in employing someone on a “zero-hours” contract there are significant downsides too. For example companies that make extensive use of zero-hours contracts may be subject to public criticism and negative PR, such as that received by Sports Direct and Amazon. Employers are advised to carefully consider whether the benefits of zero-hours contracts outweigh the detriment to their company, and always ensure that they grant workers the rights that they are entitled to.
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