With all the uncertainty around Brexit it can be difficult for employers to know what, if any, steps they need to take to prepare their organisation. With this in mind, we thought it would be helpful to take a quick look at what can be expected in relation to employment law immediately following Brexit and to signpost some government resources that organisations may find helpful.
It will hopefully be some comfort for employers that amidst all the uncertainty, there will be no great changes to employment law in the immediate term.
The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 will convert all EU employment law as it stands before Brexit into UK law. The Employment Rights (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 will make some small technical changes e.g. to European Works Council rules, but aside from these employment law will initially remain the same.
As matters progress, we will keep you up to date with any employment law developments.
The government has produced resources that may be helpful to organisations when it comes to making Brexit preparations. These include an interactive ‘Get Ready for Brexit Tool’ to help businesses work out what steps they may need to take and guidance on a wide variety of areas, including:
- Employing EU citizens
- Requirements for driving post-Brexit and international driving permits
The impact Brexit will have on an individual business will vary in each case, as Kingfisher Professional Services Ltd provides advice in relation to employment law only, we recommend that you seek specialist advice if you are concerned about the impact Brexit will have on a particular area of your business.
If your Brexit preparations identify any changes you need to make in your organisation which may affect your employees or their contracts of employment, please contact Kingfisher Professional Services Ltd for advice.