Zero Hours Contract
A labor contract describing the conditions of work but without any guarantee of work. Employees issued with this type of contract are typically obliged to accept any work that is offered to them, and make themselves available for work. This type of employment contract has been prohibited in the UK and New Zealand. Variations are possible, for example with the guarantee of a certain minimum amount of work in a given period, e.g. weekly or monthly. These are often referred to as “Fixed or Guaranteed Hours” contracts.