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Clare Davis writes for Personnel Today on restrictive covenants: low income workers and the new exclusivity ban

In December 2020 the government set out plans to prohibit the use of non-compete clauses for low-paid workers. On 5 December, these passed into law.

The government estimates the exclusivity ban extension will benefit around 1.5 million workers, who were disproportionately affected by the pandemic, giving them more flexibility over when and where they work, including the ability to plan jobs around childcare or education.

Clare Davis, Senior Associate, looks at the significant implications for employers in an article for Personnel Today.

"The measure may increase the availability of applicants for lower paid vacancies; for example, in the retail and hospitality sectors.”

Read the full article here.

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