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zero hour

The time at which something starts. I have so much studying left to do before the exam, and zero hour is 8 AM! Zero hour for our vacation is 4:30—the minute we're all done work!
See also: hour, zero
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Around 58,000 people were recorded as being on a zero hour contract in the North-east last summer, according to the Labour Force Survey published by the Office of National Statistics.
Duff said, a medium sized retail store with 12 employees could increase its workforce to 15 if a zero hour contract scheme was available to employers.
Hotels, catering and leisure were the industries more likely to employ at least one person on a zero hours contracts at 48%, while 35% of employers from the education sector and 27% healthcare employers were most likely to use zero hours contracts.
During Zero Hour, one cabinet minister is the minimum requirement," Bansal added.
The latest estimate of the number of people employed on zero hours contracts in their main employment is 744,000 for April to June, 2015, representing 2.
My wife works a zero hour contract and she is not entitled to any paid holidays or sick pay, for example.
Sports Direct has come under fire after a report revealed that 90% of the high street retail firm's 23,000 employees were on controversial zero hours contracts.
Zero hours contracts are contracts of employment which do not specify any number of hours that an employee will be required to work.
Decent Work for All campaigners say many young workers are caught in a 'vicious circle' of minimum wage and zero hour contract jobs.
And worse, how bad is it that 62 Labour MPs have staff on zero hour contracts?
Unfortunately, much of the previous rhetoric on this subject has failed to be backed up by any real statistics although this all changed last month when the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the first detailed analysis of zero hour contracts from one of its business surveys.
Along with the findings of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on zero hour contracts, my review will help inform whether we need to bring forward legislation to ensure there is an appropriate balance with regards to protection in relation to the current use of zero hours contracts.
Both zero hour and key time contracts could involve:
Using patent-pending behavior profiles that detect fraud in real-time by spotting unusual customer behavior, Fraud Analyst offers true zero hour authentication for suspect transactions, and is reducing fraud for the online channel by as much as 90 percent.
IPSA (the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority) does not record how many workers are hired on zero hour contracts, but does record how many people are hired on 'casual contracts.