Consultation on banded hours contracts and enhanced rights for zero-hour workers in Northern IrelandPosted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 1 March 2022 Issues covered: Zero-hours Worker; Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill; Banded Hours
Co-author: Ciara Fulton
The Northern Ireland Assembly is consulting on proposed legislation to enhance the statutory protections for zero-hours workers, including call-out payments, banning exclusivity clauses and introducing the right to request a “banded hours” contract. Consultation closes on 4 March 2022.
Proposed legislation called the Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill (the Bill) is currently at an early legislative stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Bill includes a number of proposed provisions to regulate the use of zero-hours contracts (ZHCs), with the stated aim of creating a less precarious working environment for zero-hours
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This article is correct at 01/03/2022
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