The number of people on zero hour contracts in the UK increased by around 100,000 last year, according to the Office for National Statistics.
MPs have accused the Government of being too slow to act on recommendations that would protect the rights of gig economy workers and people on zero-hour contracts.
Updated to include information on a government consultation, which proposes a right to request a more predictable and stable contract, in response to the Taylor review.
How you're employed or hired can have a bearing on the way you're looked after by your employer, writes Tim Walsh.
A bill seeking to ban zero-hours contacts and bolster workers' rights is to come before parliament for a second reading next week.
Two fifths of women and a fifth of men in the UK say they have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour at work, an in-depth poll for the BBC has found.
Major companies should be jointly liable for non-compliance with employment regulation uncovered in their supply chains, Matthew Taylor - lead author of this summer's Taylor review - urged yesterday while giving evidence to a joint hearing of two House of Commons select committees.
As Mike Ashley's company hits the headlines again for its working practices, can it overcome its problems or do the issues run deeper? Virginia Matthews reports.
Workers on zero hours contracts could be given the right to request a move to a fixed number of hours.
Half of people on zero hours contracts wrongly believe that they are not entitled to paid holidays, research by Citizens Advice has revealed.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to zero hours and casual contracts.