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Brexit Trade Bill 'includes sweeping powers to erode human rights'

08 January 2018

The Trade Bill – part of a raft of legislation triggered by the UK's decision to leave the EU – will have its second reading in the House of Commons today and tomorrow, and it gives the government sweeping powers that could be used to erode human rights.

While we were away....all the news you may have missed over the Christmas break

05 January 2018

Happy New Year to all our readers! This special news brief provides a round-up of all the news and developments that have occurred since our last pre-Christmas mailing.

For an update on employment law developments throughout 2017, don't miss out on our Employment Law Update conference on Thursday 18 January in Liverpool, which is now only £50 to attend. Keep an eye out, too, for our Labour Law Highlights 2017 publication which will be hot off the press later this month.

New report recommends public inquiry into blacklisting scandal & criminal sanctions for blacklisters

14 December 2017

A new report published by independent think tank the Institute of Employment Rights recommends a public inquiry is conducted into the blacklisting scandal, and sets out a Manifesto Against Blacklisting, proposing changes to the law, including criminal sanctions for employers operating blacklists. 

'Landmark' EU ruling: gig workers have right to claim annual leave for untaken holidays

01 December 2017

In a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) earlier this week, a window salesman misclassified as 'self employed' by his employer was awarded 13 years worth of annual leave payments.

Proposals to improve workers' rights welcome, but reform must go further still

20 November 2017

Today's publication of a draft bill from the Works and Pensions (DWP) Committee and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee to improve workers' rights and strengthen their enforcement is welcome, but the Institute of Employment Rights says reform must go further still to adequately protect workers.

Leaked doc suggests EU seeking a CETA-style trade deal with UK

17 November 2017

A leaked document from Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier suggests that the EU will seek a trade relationship with the UK that is reminiscent of the recently signed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) the bloc agreed with Canada.

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