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Retained EU Law Reform Bill could bring major changes to employment law
A number of significant laws could disappear by 31st December 2023 if the Government bill is passed.
The Government has introduced a bill which, if passed, could revoke a number of the laws introduced to comply with European Union Law when the United Kingdom was a member state.
If passed, certain laws could disappear by 31st December 2023, although the legislation as drafted does state that this could be extended until 31st December 2026.
If passed, and if not amended or alternative laws put in place, the bill could affect legislation such as TUPE (the transfer of undertakings protection of employment regulations), paid annual holiday, the limit on the working week of 48 hours, part‐time and fixed-term working regulations, and agency worker regulations.
No indications have currently been given from Government as to which will be retained or which will be allowed to expire on 31st December 2023, but this bill could result in significant changes to employment law, the rights of employees and the duties of employers.
We will obviously keep you updated should further details emerge in connection with the retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) bill.
You can read more about the bill on the Government website here.