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Brexit impact on UK employment Law: Working Time Directive

By December 19, 2017Uncategorized

Despite Mrs May’s speech on the 17th January this year setting out the priorities for the UK moving through Brexit…

  1. Protect workers’ rights

“And a fairer Britain is a country that protects and enhances the rights people have at work. That is why, as we translate the body of European law into our domestic regulations, we will ensure that workers rights are fully protected and maintained.

Indeed, under my leadership, not only will the government protect the rights of workers set out in European legislation, we will build on them. Because under this government, we will make sure legal protection for workers keeps pace with the changing labour market – and that the voices of workers are heard by the boards of publicly-listed companies for the first time”.

…there have been recent rumblings that government will look to erode employee rights following Brexit, potentially bringing an end to the EU Working Time Directive.

Should anything of substance emerge, be sure that we will communicate this to all clients and advise accordingly.

To access the full speech go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-governments-negotiating-objectives-for-exiting-the-eu-pm-speech