Zero Hour Contracts

Scrutiny review - Health and Social Security Panel

Launch date: 06/07/2015

Review status: Report published

What is the review about?

The Panel will examine how zero-hour contracts are used in Jersey and determine whether any misuse has taken place.  The Panel will also consider whether there is a disparity between the use of zero-hour contracts in the Island and in the United Kingdom.

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Terms of reference

  1. To question the Minister for Social Security publicly on the Department’s response to P.100/2013 amd. 
  2. To examine the circumstances in which zero-hour contracts are being used in the public and private sectors. 
  3. To determine whether any misuse of zero-hour contracts has taken place in Jersey and, if so, the extent of the misuse.
  4. To determine whether there is a disparity between UK statistics and Jersey statistics regarding the use of zero-hour contracts and the reasons why this might be so.
  5. To fully consult with stakeholders, particularly employers and employees and their representative bodies, over the benefits and disadvantages of zero-hour contracts.
  6. To examine how the use of zero-hour contracts interact with the income support system and sickness benefit thresholds.
  7. To consider whether the current practice of using zero-hour contracts could be improved.




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