BREXIT and Employment Law

Looking beyond the first few weeks of the Brexit aftermath, the political posturing and general unpleasantness so widely reported in the press, what are the likely longer term impacts on employers? UK employment law is substantially derived from our EU membership and we’re looking at disentangling 40+ years of legislation. Not all of it will change. Arguably, not much should. Let’s not forget that whatever the origin of much of our workers’ rights, to become part of UK law, they were debated, voted and passed by the UK Parliament – the precise provisions in place were chosen by the government(s)


Brexit – keep calm and carry on

So, democracy has spoken. A majority (just) of the UK electorate has voted to leave the European Union. A couple of weeks on from this momentous event, the news is full of chaos. The leading Brexit campaigners seem as surprised as anyone else about the result. The Conservative party is a shambles, playing pass the buck (pass the euro?) and musical chairs with the role of leader. The Labour party appears to be trying to emulate them. Large businesses implement recruitment freezes and/or look at