Current indications are that 2017 may be a fairly static year as regards to employment law.
Whilst it is anticipated the government will trigger Article 50 to start Brexit negotiations, these are likely to last for at least two years, and existing employment laws are unlikely to feel any ripple effect from leaving the European Union for some time.
In the meantime, the Prime Minister has asked for a review, expected to take around six months, on whether current employment laws are adequate to protect the rights of the growing numbers of atypical workers. It is unlikely though that any resulting changes will come into effect in 2017.
There are, however, a number of key developments that employers will definitely need to get to grips with, or at least prepare for, in 2017.
*Cindy LaMontagne (Trainee) contributed to this article.