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Protection for Workers on Zero Hour Contracts

Back in May 2015, a new law came into force that rendered exclusivity clauses in zero hour contracts unenforceable. These clauses were used in situations where employers could not give workers guaranteed hours yet still prohibited them from undertaking other … Continue reading

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What are zero hour contracts?

Zero hour contracts are ‘worker’ contracts where the employer does not need to guarantee hours of work, and the workers are only paid for the work they actually do. It’s estimated around 1.4 million workers in the UK are on … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal restricts the judicial approach to post-termination covenants

A previous blog post, ‘Courts take an employer friendly approach to restrictive covenants’ (19 July 2014), addressed the liberal and employer-friendly attitude the High Court had taken in Prophet plc v Huggett [2014] EWHC 615 (Ch) to redrafting a restrictive … Continue reading

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Should illegal immigrants have the same employment rights as you?

The Supreme Court had to consider whether an immigrant working under an illegal employment contract could enforce their employment rights in the case of Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47. Briefly, this case concerned a young woman who had been … Continue reading

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Affirmation of a repudiatory breach of the employment contract

How should tribunals approach the question of whether an employer’s repudiatory breach of an employment contract has been affirmed by the employee in a claim for constructive dismissal? The question was considered by the EAT in Chindove v Morrisons Supermarkets … Continue reading

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