Zero-hours contracts and the exclusivity clause ban

With the General Election looming, many employment matters are the subject of debate. What continues to be a key employment issue is the controversial topic of zero-hours contracts.

Currently progressing through Parliament are provisions that will render exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts unenforceable. This is to avoid the undesirable situation where individuals have no security of work from one company yet cannot earn a living with another.

With voting being a matter of months away, the Tory government is taking action to deal with pre-empted attempts to circumvent the exclusivity clause ban. Envisaging some employers offering individuals one hour contracts, complete with an exclusivity clause, secondary legislation has been announced.

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