Employment law – Review and update on key legal issues


Authors: Rosemary Lundy and Emma-Jane Flannery

Despite the ambiguity surrounding Brexit, employment law has continued to evolve.

While Brexit generally remains in limbo, post-Brexit immigration enjoys a degree of certainty and clarity. For example:

  • The post-Brexit EU Settlement Scheme is already operating, with over 50,000 applications received in the first weekend.
  • £65 administration fee for settled-status applications has been waived.
  • EU citizens with 5 years continuous residence in the UK can apply for settled-status.

The “gap” continues: Due to the impasse at Stormont, gender pay gap (‘GPG’) reporting remains outstanding in NI. However, recent reporting carried out by GB businesses has highlighted a widening gender pay gap.

GB businesses have also been encouraged to report ethnicity pay gaps (‘EPG’) following a consultation which closed in January 2019. Although it is anticipated that EPG reporting will be required alongside GPG in NI, it may be some time before we will see any movement on this.

This briefing covers a selection of key cases of interest.

Read the full briefing here.

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