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Ban on exclusivity clauses in “Zero Hours” contracts becomes law
Given the amount of discussion on the subject, you may been under the impression that the Government had already banned the use of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. However, the ban only finally became law on 26th May 2015 as part of a number of employment-law related measures contained in the first commencement order under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. Further regulations are expected to deal with employers trying to avoid the ban.

One of the other provisions of the Act increases the penalty that can be imposed on an employer underpaying its workers in breach of the National Minimum Wage law. The maximum penalty of £20,000 can now be calculated on a per worker basis rather than on a per employer notice basis as it was previously.

If you need further advice on any of these matters please get in touch.
Posted on 19 Nov 2016


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