Zero-Hours Contracts - The Current Law and the New Proposals

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 17 February 2023
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Zero-Hours Contracts; Employment Status

Christine:  So now we're just going to move on to the next topic. It's around zero-hours contracts. So draft legislation, as I said at the start, was introduced in the Assembly just before it fell. And it is aiming to enhance protection for zero-hours workers.

This isn't unique to Northern Ireland. Over in England and Wales, they have been legislating on that as well. They removed exclusivity clauses from being permitted. Down in the Republic of Ireland, they have a banded hours system.

Now, interestingly, the Northern Ireland Assembly version of the legislation is very close to the Republic of Ireland's. So it's useful. We have our neighbours to look at, to see what problems they've

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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