Zero Hours Contracts

As the debate over the rights and wrongs of zero hours contracts rattles on, the law has been changed to do away with one particular bone of contention.

As of 26th May, exclusivity clauses are banned. It means that employers can no longer include terms in zero hours contracts preventing workers from working elsewhere. That sort of clause is now unenforceable.

This has been a talking point for some time and is expected to curb some of the downsides of these types of contracts, enabling workers to take advantage of additional revenue streams. We do not yet know what measures will be put in place to tackle employers’ flouting of the new provisions, but details are sure to emerge before too long.