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Working Time Directive to be reviewed to reflect changes in working patterns, says Commission

The European Commission is right to review 20-year-old European laws governing employee working hours, holidays and rest breaks to ensure their continuing effectiveness, an expert has said. 16 Jan 2015

Businesses, trade unions asked to help identify zero hours contract exclusivity ban 'loopholes'

"Unscrupulous" employers will not be able to circumvent new rules which would stop them from preventing workers on zero hours contracts from finding additional work elsewhere, the business secretary has announced. 28 Aug 2014

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Plan to ban zero hour contract ‘exclusivity clauses’ published by UK government

‘ Exclusivity clauses ’ , preventing workers on so-called zero hour contracts from working for another employer even when no work is guaranteed, are to be banned in the UK, business secretary Vince Cable has confirmed. 01 Jul 2014

Queen's speech announcements on low paid work will "level playing field" for legitimate businesses, says expert

Proposals to crack down harder on those who abuse the UK's national minimum wage rules and outlaw certain abuses in the use of zero-hours contracts show that the government is "not averse to a little lighter regulation around low-paid workers", an expert has... 05 Jun 2014

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