The recent article in Personnel Today ‘Non-guaranteed hours could command higher minimum wage’, discusses the suggestion of employers having to pay a premium on the minimum wage when people are on zero hours contracts.
If employers had to pay extra for non-guaranteed hours, would they be encouraged to agree more hours beforehand? Could some of the risk be transferred to the employer rather than sitting heavily with the employee who is currently without security of income?
Or would this cause lack of clarity, after all, the current minimum wage is simple and clear and introducing variations could cause confusion?
What are your thoughts?
Would it be feasible to implement?
Would your organisation be affected?