What’s Happening in Employment Law in Northern Ireland in 2023?

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 9 January 2023
Ciara Fulton
Lewis Silkin NI LLP
Issues covered: The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill; GB private members’ bills; Modern Slavery Act; Gender pay gap reporting; Parental bereavement leave; Domestic abuse leave; Zero-hours workers; National Living Wage

With the continuing lack of a functioning Executive and Assembly in Northern Ireland, employment law remains more or less in stalemate. That said, the active post-Brexit reform agenda impacts Northern Ireland and the decision in an important holiday pay case is expected. Here’s our annual round-up of what to expect.

Post Brexit reform: the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

This is the most significant development on the horizon in Northern Ireland (NI). This UK-wide bill aims to speed up the removal of certain retained EU laws by giving ministers powers to revoke or replace them. Importantly, it also includes a “sunset clause” meaning that, at the end of 2023, many retained EU

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This article is correct at 09/01/2023

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Ciara Fulton
Lewis Silkin NI LLP

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