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Yes that is entirely possible - usually zero hours contracts can be drafted in a way that the company is not obliged to offer any hours to the worker but is offered, the worker is obliged to accept them. So that would cover the situation you have where you are not expected to offer any work to them but if asked to work to do so for up to 48h
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the question on notice - yes, certainly. As long as the employer gives the employee the minimum notice they are requited to by law then the two notice periods can differ. I can supply you with a draft zero hours contract if you would like me to, but unfortunately it will be an additional cost, but not much. I can submit a cost offer for you t consider if you want me to?