Zero Hours Contracts

26 May 2015

From today 26th May 2015, exclusivity terms in zero-hours contracts are now unenforceable. Provisions that make such terms unenforceable come into force under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. Zero hours contracts are a hotbed of contention for employees and employers alike with many calling for a complete abolition of their use. One of the most contentious issues has been the use of exclusivity clauses, which effectively forbid employees from working for another employer. This legislation does not abolish the use of zero hours contracts but, it does render any provision within the contract that prohibits a worker from doing work for another employer unenforceable against that worker.

If you have any queries regarding zero hour contracts contact Gerry Daly at gdaly@fhanna.co.uk or Mary Gavin at mgavin@fhanna.co.uk or call us on 028 90243901.