Shivali Chaudhry article in People Management discusses exclusivity terms in zero hours contracts

The draft Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 have been published, along with new government guidance on when zero hours contracts should and should not be used.

The new regulations highlight the fact that while zero hours contracts can be highly effective to deal with irregular events such as seasonal peaks, unexpected sickness cover and special events, they are rarely appropriate to run a core business. This fact is reinforced in the recently published Department for Business and Skills guidance for employers on zero hours contracts.

Employers are reminded of best practice when operating zero hours and other casual worker arrangements, in particular the importance of considering from the outset what legal rights and obligations apply to the relationship and incorporating them into the contractual documentation.

Read Shivali Chaudhry’s full article in People Management