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Long standing zero hour workers

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What employers must remember is that any employment contract must reflect the true nature of the employment and there are lots of different types of contracts that can be issued.

However, if a worker on a zero hour contract regularly works the same hours, their employment contract should reflect this, regardless of what their written contract states.

If the worker has worked regular shifts for a long period, it may be that their true employment contract is not a zero hour contract. A regular hour employment contract gives an employee greater statutory employment rights than a zero hour contract.

More than ever employers should be checking contracts and status of employees because of auto enrolment and eligibility of employees. 

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