What effect will the Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill have on zero hour contracted workers?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 1 February 2022 Issues covered: The Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill; Contracts of Employment
The Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill was introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on the 15 November and is currently scheduled for the Second Stage. The Bill seeks to replace zero hours contracts with banded hours, giving workers entitlement to minimum and maximum working hours. It is considered that by introducing Banded Hours Contracts for workers in NI whose employment is on the basis of short-hours, will be provided insofar that there would be a statutory entitlement for such persons to be offered a contract with banded hours.
The Bill will create more certainty for workers in this sort of employment who will often have little assurances of
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