Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

Subscribers can be confident that Emplaw guides/cards reflect current law and are updated as the law changes. This remains the case post the Brexit vote and this brief article explains why.

There are no immediate legal changes following the UK's vote to exit the EU. It is likely to be three months before the process and the negotiations start. Similarly, none of the uncertainly about the consequences have yet been clarified. However, in preparation, we focus on what was, until last week, a theoretical issue and, with this in mind, we round up a number of useful articles which deal with the process of leaving and the consequences for employment law.

Whilst the path of an exit is still unknown, companies should accelerate their contingency planning to understand how an exit will impact them. Emplaw contributor and leading law firm, Penningtons Manche, invite business leaders to forthcoming workshops (in Oxford, Cambridge, London and Guildford) to hear more about the implications for their business from a panel of legal experts.

Emplaw author and barrister from Cloisters, Declan O'Dempsey has published a detailed and incisive blog on how the AG’s much publicised opinion in this case (concerning the wearing of an Islamic headscarf at work) represents a new, and dangerous, analysis of the concept of direct discrimination and appears to weaken the protection given to religion and belief under European Law.

The May 2016 edition of Emplaw Monthly includes articles on the Trade Union Act, the Enterprise Act and the Immigration Act (all of which were passed in May 2016) as well as articles on the impact of the EU Referendum on employment matters, and  news on the government’s Call for Evidence on non-compete clauses. 

 

A pithy article which summarises how Brexit would affect UK employment law, highlighting some potential specific changes and explaining that the reality depends on the politics of future UK governments and the subject matter of the cases that come before the courts.

In our Contributor Features section we list and link to selected articles published by the authors of the Emplaw Online law cards. This month we link to articles from Gowling WLG on the EU Referendum - The Impact For Pensions, Tax And Employment Law

A summary of the progress of the Trade Union Bill, the accompanying consultations and impact assessments and the final provisions of the Trade Union Act which received Royal Assent on May 4th 2016.  

A short summary of the Enterprise Act 2016 (and relevant consultations) . The Act received Royal Assent on 4th May 2016

The April 2016 edition of Emplaw Monthly includes legislative changes as well as ICO guidance for organisations on how to prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation, new Acas guides to combating sex discrimination in the workplace and employing apprentices and young workers as well as professional summaries (for subscribers) of this month’s key employment law cases.