As a Brexit trade deal has now been agreed, many have been left wondering what the implications will be for UK Employment Law. This is understandable given that a large proportion of the UK’s employment law comes from the EU, including, collective consultation obligations, discrimination rights, duties to agency workers, family leave, transfer of undertakings regulations and working time regulations.
On 24th December 2020, the UK and the EU reached three agreements in relation to the future UK-EU relationship, which apply from 11pm on 31st December 2020:
It was over 4 years ago that the UK voted to leave the EU but at long last a Brexit trade deal has finally been agreed, albeit some matters will be agreed in further detail at a later date.
The deal was agreed just in time before the Brexit transition period expired, much to the relief of businesses across the nation who feared the consequences that a no deal Brexit would have on their trade and operations.