There have been two key changes to employment law with effect from 26th May 2015 regarding zero hour contacts and national minimum wage. These are enforced under The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.
If minimum wage is breached, the maximum financial penalty has increased to £20,000 per worker.
ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS
Exclusivity clauses for zero hours contracts are now unenforceable. Specifically, any term in a zero hours worker’s contract that stops them from doing work or performing services under another contract or arrangement or which stops them from doing this without the employer’s consent, is unenforceable against the worker.
We’ve had lots of queries about zero hours contacts, so if you’d like a coffee and a chat on us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07939 227 236