Brexit: Implications for employment law in the UK
23 February 2016
James Davies and Bethan Carney consider some of the potential implications of the UK leaving the EU for employers and employees.
On 2 February 2016 the European Council published a package of proposals that David Cameron is hoping will form the basis of a deal for EU reform to be agreed at a Brussels summit on 18 and 19 February. If agreement can be reached between the member states, the UK's "in-out" referendum could be held as early as June. A decision on the so-called "Brexit" could therefore be made by this summer. What would be the implications for UK employment law if the UK votes to leave the EU?
With an actual "Brexit" unlikely to be before 2018, there will be both long and short term implications for UK and international businesses.