Brexit

The UK electorate voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June 2016. The legal process for exiting the EU begins when the UK notifies of its intention to withdraw under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The UK and the EU then have up to two years, or longer if agreed, to decide on the terms of the withdrawal, particularly the extent of the UK’s access to the single market versus the degree to which EU workers retain freedom of movement to the UK. Our Brexit pages provide news and guidance on all aspects of Britain’s exit from the EU.

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Headscarf cases: what now for employer dress codes?

Recent European court judgments have suggested that employers can justify a ban on employees wearing certain religious items. But what...

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How to deal with uncertainty around employing EU nationals

19 Apr 2017

Organisations employing EU nationals in the UK must tread carefully on the path to Brexit or face discrimination claims or...

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General election 2017: five things to know about politics in the workplace

19 Apr 2017

Can employers prevent staff from political campaigning at work? Should employees be banned from displaying their political allegiance, for example...

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Freedom of movement could continue for some time after Brexit

5 Apr 2017

Theresa May has hinted that free movement of EU citizens could continue during an “implementation period” after the UK has...

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Great Repeal Bill: No immediate changes to workers’ rights

30 Mar 2017

The Government has issued a White Paper detailing how it will replace EU legislation with national laws, just one day...

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HR Tech World 2017: What does Brexit mean for HR?

23 Mar 2017

Economist Dr Daniel Thorniley brought yesterday’s HR Tech World conference to what he acknowledged was a “brutal, sombre and miserable”,...

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BBC reporter’s employment case struck out

8 Mar 2017

An employment tribunal has struck out a BBC reporter’s claim after finding that she discussed her case with a newspaper...

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“Worker” status should be abolished, MPs told

7 Mar 2017

The distinction between “employee” and “worker” should be abolished, according to experts called before the first morning’s hearing of an...

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Employment status: will 2017 bring new legal rights for casual workers?

22 Feb 2017

A government review of employment status and further gig economy tribunal cases are expected this year, not to mention the...

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Employment and immigration included in Brexit White Paper

2 Feb 2017

The Government’s Brexit White Paper reiterates the importance of providing certainty on the immigration status of EU workers already based...

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Theresa May’s Brexit speech: what will it mean for employment?

18 Jan 2017

Following Theresa May’s speech laying out the UK’s objectives for its exit from the EU, we round up the reaction...

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Brexit to bring tighter controls on immigration, May confirms

17 Jan 2017

Brexit will bring stricter controls on immigration, but will not rule out rights for EU workers in Britain and vice...

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EU citizens working in the UK: will the Government listen to employers’ wishes?

12 Jan 2017

At the top of the agenda for Brexit negotiations will be freedom of movement and the status of EU citizens...

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Why the post-Brexit world needs leaders more than ever

13 Dec 2016

With many organisations worried about the changes Brexit might bring, it’s easy to forget the importance of building leadership skills....

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2017 employment law changes: are you ready?

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

7 Dec 2016

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
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