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Employment Law Update 2018

The government has announced employment law reforms in the form of its Good Work Plan – a programme of proposals published in response to last year's Taylor Review.

If the Taylor Review was largely criticised for tinkering around the edges without committing to robust reforms, the Good Work Plan holds back even further. Its proposals focus on raising workers' awareness of their existing rights, but neglects to provide new ones outside of small tweaks such as a right to a payslip and written terms and conditions.

The government has offered vague promises to better enforce the law, including through harsher penalties for the worst offenders, and a crackdown on those illegally employing unpaid interns (a breach considered to be widespread, but for which no employer has ever been prosecuted).

Elsewhere, there remains great uncertainty over how the UK's exit from the EU will affect UK employment law. While some fear opportunistic cuts to workers' rights post-Brexit; others point to the new opportunity to strengthen workers' protections by progressing employment law outside of the restraints applied by EU law.

As well as discussing how these major events are likely to affect employment law, our expert panel will update delegates on the impact of last year's landmark ruling that tribunal fees are unlawful and the subsequent refund programme set up by the government. They will also speak on the impact of the Trade Union Act 2016 and how new case law has clarified some of the requirements on trade unions during industrial disputes.

At this popular annual conference, leading lawyers, academics and trade unionists will discuss how employment law has developed over the year so far, how it can be expected to change in the future, and how workers can best be protected.

Confirmed speakers:

Ian Hodson, BFAWU - McDonalds dispute

Paul Scholey, Morrish Solicitors - Cases from the workplace

Tim Roache, GMB - Precarious work disputes

Prof Alan Bogg, University of Bristol - Trade Union Act 2016 in practice

Neil Todd, Thompsons Solicitors - Developing caselaw on unlawful inducements

+ 1 speaker to be confirmed.

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Unite the Union

128 Theobald's Road

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