Employment Law Bulletin June 2015

Wednesday 10 June 2015

Welcome

So, the Conservative manifesto promise of “scrapping the Human Rights Act” has been kicked into the long grass quicker than you can say “tuition fees”.

Don’t worry, though – no government in living memory has been able to resist tinkering with employment law to some extent, so these bulletins are unlikely to become redundant anytime soon…

Zero tolerance

As the debate over the rights and wrongs of zero hours contracts rattles on (what, you mean it’s not top of the water-cooler conversation list, over Game of Thrones, FIFA corruption and stunt double dogs in Britain’s Got Talent?), the law has been changed to do away with one particular bone of contention.

As of 26th May, exclusivity clauses where employers include terms in zero hours contracts preventing workers from working elsewhere, are unenforceable.