In December 2018 the government announced its final decision on the future of zero-hour contracts. Although it’s been under pressure to ban them entirely, it’s opted to do something different. What’s happening?

The government has decided to allow the continued use of zero-hour contracts. However, it intends to give these individuals a new statutory right to request a fixed working pattern after2 6 weeks on a non-fixed term working pattern. Employers will have the discretion to decline a request.

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