Retained EU Law bill

Retained EU Law bill

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill is a hot topic in the UK, with many wondering what it means for employees and employers. Essentially, the bill aims to revoke the application of EU law in the UK, while also ensuring that existing EU-derived laws are retained.

This could have a significant impact on the workplace, as many employment laws in the UK derive from the EU. This Bill was passed on the 29 June 2023 opening up the opportunity for the Government to make changes to the interpretation and application of Retained EU Law in the UK. 

For employees, the bill could mean a loss of certain rights and protections that were previously guaranteed by EU law. For example, the Working Time Regulations, which limit the number of hours an employee can work per week, come from the EU.

If the bill is passed, it's unclear whether these regulations will be retained or not.

On the other hand, employers may see the bill as an opportunity to cut red tape and reduce the burden of complying with EU regulations.

However, there is also the risk that a lack of clear guidance on how existing EU-derived laws will be retained could lead to confusion and uncertainty in the workplace.

Overall, the impact of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill on employees and employers remains to be seen.

It's important for both parties to stay informed and keep an eye on developments to understand how the bill will affect them.