Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts are now unenforceable. Legislation came into force on 26 May making clauses that prohibit a worker on zero hours contracts from carrying out work for another employer unenforceable.
Zero-hours contracts are not all bad and can suit people who want occasional earnings and are able to be flexible about when they work.. They work well for seasonal work such as gardening businesses or in the hospitality or retail trade.
However, the unpredictable nature of working times means that they won’t be for everyone. If you are considering taking on people on a zero-hours basis, it’s important to be aware of your responsibilities as an employer and to set out the terms of any contract clearly.
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