Zero Hour Contracts between Employer and Employee

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ZERO HOUR EMPLOYMENTCONTRACT
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Critical review..................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................4REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONIn past few years many changes come in human resource management approaches. Incurrent time period many firms to control cost are hiring individuals through zero-hourcontract’s. In the current research study detail analysis of positive negative sides of zero-hourcontract is done. In this regard, critical analysis is done in research study. At end of the reportconclusion section is prepared.Critical reviewAccording toKoumenta, M. and Williams, M., (2019)zero-hour contract refers to thecontract whereby employers and employee have right to give and accept work. Means thatemployer at its own discretion can offer work to employee. On other hand, employee on itsdiscretion can take work or deny from doing same to the employer. Flexibility is the one of theattractive characteristics of the zero-hour contract (Zero hour contracts: The pros and cons.,2012). It is the one of the medium through which firms control their cost of employment and alsomake use of intellectual property that is not within company. Some of the tasks are seasonal orsometime situation comes in existence where firm need expertise guidance and in respect tosame there is no employee at workplace. In these situations, it is zero-hour contract that assistcompany’s in performing business operations. Employer do not need to employee people withhigh intellectual property on regular basis which lead to cost cutting in the business. Thus, it canbe said that zero-hour employment contract’s have both financial and non-financial benefits forthe firms.Contrary to thisRavalier and et.al., (2017)state that, there are some disadvantages ofzero hour of employment for the employees. Under this contract, they do not receive fixedincome as cash inflow can stop any time which may create problems for them in meeting needsand wants of day to day life. Apart from this, employer may offer low amount to the employeefor work. Overall, it can be said that there are chances that employer may exploit employees atthe workplace. Zero-hour employment is basically a win-win game for employer and lose gamefor the employees to some extent. Normally, it is observed that individuals who does not havework or get low amount on zero-hour employment contract easily prepared to work at low ratefor employer. Thus, there is need of some regulations in order to prevent exploitation ofemployees.1
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