Drafting a “zero-hours” contract

4 August 2022

I work in the hospitality sector. My board has concluded that the only way forward is to offer a bank of “zero-hours” contracts. How should I draw up such contracts and ensure that they are effective and fair?

Coronavirus — lay-offs and short-time working

1 June 2022

My business is going through a bad spell as a result of the effect of the coronavirus and Government advice. I doubt if I can now meet the present wage bill and I am reluctant at this stage to make widespread redundancies. Can I put the staff on short-time working until the coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency is over and the financial and economic situation improves? I cannot find anything in the staff contract of employment about this.