The territorial scope of statutory employment rights
Produced in partnership with Edward Kemp of Littleton Chambers
The territorial scope of statutory employment rights

The following Employment practice note Produced in partnership with Edward Kemp of Littleton Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The territorial scope of statutory employment rights
  • Brexit impact
  • Initial considerations
  • An introduction to the issues
  • Lawson v Serco, Bleuse and the Posted Workers Directive: key principles
  • Lawson v Serco: background
  • Lawson v Serco: principles
  • Standard case: working in Great Britain
  • Peripatetic employees
  • Expatriate employees
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: Brexit and IP completion day—implications for employment lawyers.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further notice are operating in accordance with the Presidential guidance and directions now issued, which profoundly affect normal practice. See Practice Note: Operation of employment tribunals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for full information.

This Practice Note examines the territorial application, scope or reach of relevant applicable or mandatory law, ie how the courts and employment tribunals decide what statutory rights (if any) an employee who works abroad and/or has a foreign employer has.

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the transitional arrangements provided in Part 4 of the October 2019 Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period. During this period, the

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