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EAT: clause in contract deducting a month's pay for failure to work notice not an unenforceable 'penalty clause'

A clause in a contract of employment permitting an employer to deduct one month's pay in respect of a departing employee's failure to work her notice period was not a 'penalty clause', and was therefore enforceable, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has... 17 Jun 2014

ONS report on 'zero hours' contracts highlights difficulties in legislating for them, says expert

The government would find it hard to create legislation to deal with zero hours contracts because it is hard to define exactly what is meant by a 'zero hours' contract and how many people are working under them, an expert has said. 02 May 2014

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