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THE YEAR AHEAD: What to expect in 2018

01 December 2017  

Matthew Towers and Emily Skinner outline the key developments that employers and their advisers should prepare for in the next 12 months

After last year’s landmark Brexit vote, 2017 has been a year of consolidation and preparation. We now know (vaguely) the proposed legal effect of Brexit on day one and can expect far more significant changes post-Brexit than in the upcoming year. Yet the world keeps turning and the law keeps developing with it. In 2018, we should see reforms to respond to the gig economy after the Taylor review, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force and family rights and gender pay gap reporting will continue to evolve.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Ali v Capita Customer Services [2017] UKET 1800990/2016

    Boxer v Excel Group Services Ltd [2017] UKET 3200365/2016

    City of York Council v Grosset [2016] UKEAT/0015/16/BA

    Eversheds Legal Services Ltd v de Belin [2011] UKEAT/0352/10/JOJ

    Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police [2016] UKET/2601223/2015

    Lange & ors v Addison Lee Ltd [2017] 2208029/2016

    Morris-Garner & anor v One Step (Support) Ltd [2017] UKSC 2016/0086

    Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & anor v Smith [2017] EWCA Civ 51

    Porras Guisado v Bankia SA & ors [2017] EUECJ C-103/16

    Seahorse Maritime Ltd v Nautilus International [2017] UKEAT/0281/16/LA

    Uber BV & ors v Aslam & ors [2017] UKEAT/0056/17/DA

    Ville de Nivelles v Matzak [2017] EUECJ C-518/15

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