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Caselaw development explained: labour law review

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Unite the Union

Jack Jones House, 1 Islington

Liverpool

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Caselaw development explained: labour law

At this interactive, hands-on conference, trade union representatives and others interested in defending workers’ rights will learn how recent changes in the law are being interpreted in the courts, as well as given the opportunity to apply what they learn to issues in their own workplace.

Workers' rights are governed through two processes: primary legislation – that is, the law as agreed by parliament; and case law – that is, the decisions and rulings made by the court system. Case law is of vital importance to workers' rights because it clarifies how Acts of Parliament are likely to be interpreted and implemented by judges, while in the case of judicial review – such as the Supreme Court's ruling on the unlawfulness of tribunal fees – it can overturn the law altogether.

Some of the most important case law developments in recent years have centred around the rights of 'gig workers'. In several landmark cases, judges have ruled that individuals hitherto treated as 'independent contractors' by their employers were actually ’workers‘ under the law and therefore entitled to basic workers' rights such as the minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks.

Elsewhere, there have been important developments in the implementation of the Trade Union Act 2016, where courts have clarified the requirements that trade unions and employers must meet to stay within the bounds of the new legislation.

Sessions will be led by lawyers from the Old Square Chambers team behind the Institute of Employment Rights’ popular annual publication – Labour Law Highlights. They will cover a wide range of employment issues, including trade union rights, employment status, whistleblowing, and discrimination.

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Jack Jones House, 1 Islington

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