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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


The Employment law implications of 'Brexit'

22 November 2016

At first glance, it would appear that the 'Brexit' vote will have substantial implications for UK employment law, and the immigration system in the UK. In reality the extent to which current employment legislation will be affected (repealed, revised, and interpreted) will be dictated by the nature of the 'Brexit' which has not yet been determined.

There is no immediate change to employment legislation as a consequence of the vote. The UK remains a member of the EU and will have two years to negotiate the terms of its exit. This Briefing explores some of the key questions that arise in relation to employment law issues.

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