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EMPLOYMENT LAW REFORM: The ‘ban’ on exclusivity contracts

11 July 2014  

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill fails to give zero-hours workers any enforceable rights, contends Catherine Rayner

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill received its first reading in the House of Commons on 25 June 2014, and will receive its second reading on a date to be announced. The bill contains a number of employment law provisions, including legislation to make exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts unenforceable. This article examines the proposed provisions and the issues which they aim to address.

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