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19.12.2019
Donnerstag

No-Deal Brexit – Update: Residence and labour market access for UK citizens in Germany

With the re-election of a conservative majority in the UK Parliament, UK citizens - and their em-ployers - continue to face the question to which extent they will be allowed to reside and work in Germany after a "No-Deal Brexit”, i.e. after a withdrawal of the UK from the EU without an agree-ment regulating the legal modalities of the withdrawal, on the new Brexit date on 31 January 2020.
Without such a “Brexit agreement”, the UK becomes a third country in relation to EU member states, including Germany, on Brexit date. Therefore, UK citizens who were previously able to en-ter, live and work in Germany and other EU Member States as EU citizens under the rules of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) without a residence permit would, at once, no longer be covered by these treaties on 31st January 2020 (or any later date Brexit may be postponed to). Therefore, the third-country nationals’ immi-gration regime becomes applicable to UK citizens entering, residing and working in Germany.
In order to ease the transition, German and EU legislators have already passed and planned various regulations for the case of a "No-Deal Brexit". These rules give UK nationals (and their family mem-bers) some privileges over other third-country nationals and are summarised below.
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22.11.2019
Freitag

UK – Something to be-leave in? Brexit as a philosophical belief

There are strong feelings on either side of the Brexit debate, with people passionately arguing for both leave and remain. What issues arise if a supporter brings their views into the workplace? Are there potential discrimination risks? Could ‘Brexit’, or an equally strong belief in ‘remain’, count as a philosophical belief for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 (‘EqA’)? Ganzen Artikel lesen

26.07.2019
Freitag

UK – employment rights in a no-deal Brexit

What might a ‘no-deal’ Brexit mean for UK employment rights? What could employers do now to prepare? And what might the future hold in a no-deal scenario? With new Prime Minister Boris Johnson clear that he would be prepared to leave the EU without a deal if necessary and current legislation committing the UK to leaving the EU at 23:00 on 31 October, this article revisits the employment law implications of a no-deal Brexit.  Ganzen Artikel lesen

22.03.2019
Freitag

UK: No deal #Brexit and data protection

Brexit
This article discusses the impact of a no deal Brexit on data protection issues for businesses transferring data to or from the UK and how they should prepare for this possibility. With the Brexit D-day of 29 March looming, organisations have asked us to help prepare a Brexit Data Response Plan in case of a potential no deal Brexit. Building on the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO); and Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) Guidance Notes, we provide below some data protection considerations and sensible actions to take to ensure that your organisation’s data governance is ready. Ganzen Artikel lesen

15.03.2019
Freitag

UK: #Brexit – The final countdown (maybe) …

Brexit
The UK is leaving the EU in two and a half weeks’ time, at the time of writing. Or maybe it isn’t. Your guess is as good as ours.  As Parliament prepares for its fateful votes on whether to say yes to May’s deal, with or without some revisions to the Irish backstop, and, if it says no, whether to crash out with no deal or ask the EU for extra time, we thought now was a good time to recap on where exactly we are and what it all means from an employment law perspective. What are the possible scenarios for the UK’s continued relationship with the EU as the 29 March deadline approaches, and what impact would they have on employers? Ganzen Artikel lesen