This Zero Hours Contract is ideal when you need a casual worker or Intern on a flexible basis i.e. for ad hoc or seasonal work.
Essentially this is a contract with no guaranteed hours (zero hours). You simply offer them work, when you have it, and pay them for the hours they work, but by law they don't have to accept the work you offer. This person would usually be on your payroll (PAYE).
Examples of work that might require a zero-hour contract might include:
- Bank work (for example, for the NHS)
- Students or interns who can only work during university holidays
- Delivery driving / gig economy work (for example, delivering takeaway food or giving car rides during busy periods)
- Hospitality work e.g waitresses to cover busy periods
- Retail work e.g. pickers, packers etc to handle seasonal high demands.
- Warehouse work
WHY YOU NEED TO HAVE A CONTRACT
Well firstly, it's the law. Plus, on a purely practical level, it ensures that they know what is expected of them and what they are getting from you (and not getting from you), i.e. their hours of work, holidays, sick pay etc.
But, another important reason is that if things ever did go sour with your casual worker, or they tried to screw you over or claim they are an employee, this is the number one document that can make or break your business.
In this template, it clarifies this person is a worker (not an employee) and covers the following situations, and many more:
👌 This is a zero hours contract, with no guaranteed pay or hours
😡 Confidentiality - so they can't share your strategies and secrets
💬 Clarity - to prevent misunderstandings over what they’re entitled to
💷 Caveats - to avoid paying your casual workers when you shouldn’t have to
⚖ GDPR - so you comply with the law by getting consent to hold their data
🤔 Termination clause - just in case things don't work out
WHAT YOU'LL GET
👉 My well-written and comprehensive job offer letter and Zero Hours Contract Template, is instantly emailed to you in Microsoft Word format. It's 100% compliant with the laws of England and is designed to protect you and your business if things were ever to go horribly wrong. And when the law changes, and I update this template, you'll get the new version for free.
👉 Plus, you'll get my easy-peasy instructions on how to personalise your contract, along with notes and FAQs. These explain the very important clauses and how they’ll protect you – as well as how to send it to your casual worker.
WHY GET THIS ZERO HOURS CONTRACT?
It’s tempting to download a cheap or freebie template elsewhere. But as a smart business owner, I'm sure you know that you don't get anything good for free. Here's why this Contract Template is perfect for you 👇
✅ I know you're busy, but equally I'm sure you don't want to compromise on quality. I’ve poured 18 years of HR experience into creating this, to offer you the BEST contract template I can.
✅ With my easy to follow instructions, you can top and tail it in minutes to make it your own. And what’s more, you can re-use it time and again as your workforce grows 👍
✅ It's written in a language EVERYONE can understand, to eliminate all future disputes. This is to stop you and your casual worker signing up to something you might not really understand.
✅ As you get an updated version for free every time the law changes, this price is actually a complete steal! It works out under 50p per day, for one year. So, if you plan to be in business for a while, and have big growth plans, you're totally sorted.
STILL NOT SURE IT'S RIGHT FOR YOU?
I'd love to have a chat and answer any questions you have. So, feel free to book a consultation with me or drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get straight back to you.
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