‘If and when’ contracts. Where do employers stand? What are the rules?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 5 April 2016
Employers in Ireland can offer “if and when” or "as required" contracts to workers which may create for the employer a bank or panel of casual workers that it can request to work on short “assignments” where the needs of the business require.
The contracts are distinct from “zero-hour contracts”, in that there is no obligation on the employer to pay during working time periods and periods where the employee is not required to work and employers and workers are not required to offer or accept work.
Generally, such “if and when” contracts provide that there is no obligation on an employer to
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