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Employment highlights August 2016

Traditionally the quietest month of the year for legal developments, August has nevertheless been busy for employment law news.

In the news this month, the Labour leadership candidates set out their employment law proposals, Public Concern at Work published a five year whistleblowing review.

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Brexit – what happens to Employment Legislation

A significant proportion of the UK’s employment law comes from the EU, including discrimination rights, collective consultation obligations, transfer of undertakings regulations, family leave, working time regulations and duties to agency workers. In theory, the UK government could repeal all of this. However, the government is unlikely to take this step and it is far more probable that EU law will continue to exercise a significant influence, even after Brexit.

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ECJ Report on Working Time and Peripatetic workers

Following a ruling delivered on Thursday 11 September the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that time spent travelling to and from home by employees without a fixed working base should count towards time worked. The decision relates to a case – Federacion de Servicios Privados v Tyco

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Fit for Work Scheme

The Department for Work and Pensions has published guidance notes, for GPs, employers and employees, on the new Fit for Work service (FFW).

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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: employment aspects

On 25 June 2014, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014-15 had its first reading in the House of Commons.

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