20 January 2017

Three (employment law) predictions for 2017

Few would dispute that 2016 was a tumultuous year. The biggest news in the UK was surely June’s vote in favour of Brexit. Theresa May has indicated that Article 50 will be triggered in March, which will then start the formal process of the UK leaving the European Union. That may generate some of the bigger political headlines of the year, but as we have discussed previously triggering Article 50 is, in itself, unlikely lead to major changes in employment law.

That does not mean, however, that 2017 will be uneventful from an employment law/HR perspective. Prediction may be difficult, "especially if it is about the future" as Niels Bohr once said, but we can still make some educated guesses about what will be competing for our attention over the next 12 months.