Brilliant via @CCriadoPerez RT @SallyStrange: What happens when you report sexual harassment: H/t Jim C. Hines http://t.co/Ij0wsJN1vv
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Today’s myth buster is around the idea that people on zero hours contracts have no rights. Nothing could be further from the truth.
If we could abolish all of employment law today there would still be real reasons for employers to consider whether zero hours contracts are appropriate to the organisation.
For the growing small business there is a place for zero hours contracts – as a temporary way of employing people where you don’t know what the work is needed. For a large business this is a temporary a way of handling rapid expansion.
But to ask people to be available to you as and when, without paying them, and expecting them to provide great service to your customers is not going to work for a number of businesses – regardless of the law.
Many bosses will find themselves on the wrong end of holiday pay claims, and unfair dismissal claims that the zero hours contracts won’t avoid. Unless you really know what you are doing zero hours is a trap!
Deciding on the appropriate contractual framework for employing people in a growing business is a skill. Get it right and you have got your costings right and all the flexibility you need. Get it wrong and you end up owing things like holiday pay you didn’t budget for – and you can have a less committed workforce than the one you want.
We speak to businesses about how to decide on the appropriate structures to get what you want (and we write great contracts too). Talk to us call 08452 303050 (local rate calls) or use our contact form..
Grant Shapps has admitted that businesses have to come up with “disingenuous” reasons about why they sack people.
It never has been and is not true that good bosses need to lie or be disingenuous and make people redundant instead of telling them the real reasons.
The constant lying in the media about what employment law is and what is requires is demotivating managers and bosses from doing their job properly and leading to the ‘demand’ for the repeal of laws that don’t really exist..
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