Zero hour contract exclusivity ruled out

Provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act dealing with zero hours contracts came into force on 26th May. Section 153 covers ‘exclusivity terms unenforceable in zero hours contracts’.

This will impact employers who do not guarantee staff any hours of work, but prevent them from working for another employer. See People Management magazine article

Other Act provisions which came in the same day * include increased penalties for breach of the National Minimum Wage law.

* HR Bullets has a short list.

(Thanks to Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Bulletin)