26 June 2014 #Employment
It was announced by the Government this week that, as part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, it will ban the use of exclusivity clauses and increase the availability of information on zero-hours contracts for employees.
The Government received more than 36,000 responses to its consultation, with 83% in favour of banning exclusivity clauses. The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has also announced that the Government will:
The proposals are likely fuel the whole debate on the use of zero hours contracts and the unions will demand much tighter restriction than is currently proposed.