Zero hour contracts

Multiple jobs now an option for low income workers following exclusivity clause change

The government has announced plans to remove exclusivity clauses in contracts for low income workers, allowing them to work multiple jobs.

Guaranteed hours essential to business resilience

Nearly a third (32%) of working adults in the UK are given less than a week’s notice of their working hours, research published by the Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has found.

Employers warned off the #NaughtyList by Jackie Weaver

Employment rights charity the Work Rights Centre (WoRC) has launched a campaign to raise awareness about precarious work practices in the UK.

Work the most secure it has been in a decade, CIPD finds

Work has become more secure over the past decade despite the impact of the pandemic.

Labour pledges to reform sick pay and ban zero-hours contracts

Labour’s promise to extend and increase sick pay to all workers has been welcomed by unions and charities.

Women missing out on statutory sick pay

?One in 10 women (10%) don’t earn enough to qualify for statutory sick pay, according to the TUC

Casual workers to be compensated for cancelled shifts

The HR community has reacted to the government's announcement of two key workplace rights measures last week, on flexible workers and parental leave equality

Employers committing “wage theft” over holiday pay

Employees don’t understand their holiday entitlement, with particular uncertainty around temporary workers’ rights according to BEIS research

Workers' rights get "largest upgrade in a generation"

The government announced plans to give greater protections to gig economy workers today

Boom in zero-hours contracts contributing to high employment

The number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts has more than tripled since 2012 and accounts for almost a quarter of employment growth, according to Adzuna