This sample zero hours contract is taken from the zero hours contract template on on our website. A few of the clauses in the zero hours contract sample have been taken out.
2.1 Your role is [role/job title] as may be varied or amended in writing. The Employer reserves the right to ask you to undertake other duties as may from time to time be reasonably required in accordance with the status of the job to which you have been appointed.
8.1 Out of pocket expenses incurred by you solely in connection with the Business will be reimbursed promptly upon the presentation of a duly completed approved expense form along with the supporting receipts, provided that prior permission to incur each expense has been obtained from a Director.
9. Hours of Work
9.1 Your working hours shall vary according to the workload but are not expected to exceed [time e.g. 40] hours per week.
9.2 Your normal hours of work shall take place between [hours of work e.g. “Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00”] which may be amended from time to time at the sole and absolute discretion of the Employer. You shall to be available for work within these hours, although the Employer cannot guarantee the number of hours of work that will be offered.
9.3 For each working day of six hours or more, you will be entitled to take an unpaid break of [time e.g. 20 minutes. Note that 20 minutes is the statutory minimum].
12. Health and Safety
12.1 You shall take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work. As regards to any duty or requirements imposed on the Employer under any health and safety legislation, you shall co-operate with the Employer so far as necessary to enable such duty or requirement to be conformed or complied with.
13. Absence and Sickness
13.1 You may be entitled to receive Statutory Sick Pay, according to the Statutory Sick Pay rules that apply at the time.
13.2 You must always attempt to attend work but if you are delayed or unable you must inform your manager by telephone as soon as practicable and explain the reason for the delay or anticipated absence. Failure to attend without justification may result in your pay being deducted accordingly. When your absence is due to sickness you must:
(a) ensure that your manager has been notified on the first day of your absence and that they are told of the reason for absence; and
(b) duly complete an approved self certification form on your return.
13.3 Where the absence is for seven days or more (including weekends) you must submit a doctor’s certificate to your manager and further certificates must cover the total period of absence, at least once every seven days. You must keep the Employer informed of your likely return date.
13.4 It is expected that employees who are absent because of sickness will act in such manner to facilitate their return to work as soon as possible whilst at the same time the Employer recognises the need for employees to be fit and well and would not expect an employee to return before fully recovered. The fact that an employee is unable to work means that, normally, the employee would not be expected to take part in other activities. To that end, you shall not:
(a) take part in any sports, hobbies or social activities which are inconsistent with your illness and are not for recuperative purposes. In particular, activities which could prolong or aggravate any injury or could delay recovery should not be carried out;
(b) carry out any other employment or work, whether it is paid or unpaid; or
(c) engage in any activity that is inconsistent with the nature of your illness (for example shopping if you allege that you are bedridden).
13.5 You should not return to work until you have been certified as fit to return to work in cases where a premature return to work may affect your physical or mental well-being or create a risk to health and safety. In certain circumstances the Employer may wish you, in the exercise of its discretion, to attend a medical examination, at the Employer’s expense, before it allows you to return to work.
13.6 Whenever possible appointments for visiting the doctor, dentist, hospital or similar should be made outside of normal work hours. Time off for such appointments during normal work hours will be unpaid, unless otherwise coinciding with the provisions herein.
13.7 Maternity, paternity, adoption, parental, and dependant’s leave shall be provided in line with the statutory provisions. You are requested to inform your manager as soon as practicable if you anticipate the need to exercise such statutory rights.
13.8 If you are called for Jury Service or court proceedings, you must notify your manager as soon as possible. You may be required to present the Jury Service Notification Slip or the Court Slip. Unpaid leave of absence shall be granted and you are expected to be available for work again as soon as adjournment makes this practicable.
17.1 Except as otherwise specifically required for the duties of your employment, you agree to keep strictly secret and confidential, and under no circumstances to disclose to any third party, any sensitive or confidential information, or trade secrets, disclosed to you in connection with the Business or your employment.
17.2 Notwithstanding Clause 17.1, the confidentiality obligation shall not apply to:
(a) any information disclosed to you which becomes generally known to the public, other than by reason of your own wilful or negligent act or omission;
(b) any information which is required to be disclosed pursuant to any applicable laws or to any competent governmental or statutory authority or pursuant to rules or regulations of any relevant regulatory, administrative or supervisory body; or
(c) any information disclosed confidentially to your own professional legal or financial adviser.
17.3 The obligations set out in this clause 17 shall survive the termination of this Contract.
17.4 Any discoveries, inventions, creations or development of intellectual property whatsoever during the course of your employment shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of the Employer.
21.1 You hereby give the Employer an opt-in notice requesting to join the Employer’s pension scheme in accordance with section 7 of the Pensions Act 2008, subject to the Employer’s legal obligations and/or any specific legal exemptions under the Pensions Act 2008.
21.2 Upon the Employer enrolling you in to the Employer’s pension scheme, the Employer shall notify you in writing of the date of enrolment, the pension scheme type and its provider, the contributions of you and the Employer, and your right to opt out.
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