In our previous post ( http://pjhlawupdates.co.uk/t/2DH3-9N3S-KJ9GP-3Q8R8-0/c.aspx ) we looked at some of the pre-election promises. Following the Conservatives winning a majority these promises are now being rolled out, firstly banning exclusive zero-hours contracts.
Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts are an employer preventing casual staff working for another employer, even though they are not guaranteed any work from the employer. Any existing exclusive contracts will no longer be enforceable and employees will be able to enter into additional forms of employment.
Companies like Sports Direct, which employs a fifth of the zero-hours’ workforce may have to amend its contracts to allow for the new legislation. If you need any advice on this matter please contact us.