Exclusivity clauses in zero-hour contracts finally banned
28 May 2015
Some two months after claiming that they had been banned, the government has prohibited the use of exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts.
This and other employment law-related measures are contained in the first commencement order made under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.
Coming into force 26 May 2015, section 153 of the 2015 Act bans the use of exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts. Further regulations are awaited dealing with the anti-avoidance aspects.
Thank you to Daniel Barnett’s employment law bulletin for the update.