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May
24
EU plans risk-based artificial intelligence regulation
The European Commission recently published its proposal for the regulation of artificial intelligence, or AI, (Regulation) which will subject high-risk AI systems to strict obligations before being put on the market and has the potential for steep fines. Despite the UK’s departure from the EU, the Regulation is significant and its extra-territorial reach means many UK-based businesses stand to be affected.
May
18
Training Times
Welcome to another edition of Training Times, focusing on what’s happening in the world of the HR Training Academy, new courses and what other businesses are training their leaders and people on.  Find out how training can save your organisation time and money. Stay ahead of the curve!
May
13
The battle to protect IP Rights on Amazon
In 2017, Amazon introduced its Brand Registry service, available to sellers who have an active registered or pending trade mark in each country in which enrolment is desired. 
May
13
What's it got? It's got the lot!
Sometimes a case comes along that has so many issues for consideration you could almost be forgiven for not appreciating that when all said and done the underlying issues in the case are such that it amounts to a probate claim.  One such case is the recent case of Ugolor & Ors V Ugolor [2021].
May
12
Tribunal awards £2.5 million in record disability discrimination award
In Barrow v Kellog Brown and Root (UK) Ltd, the Employment Tribunal has awarded £2,567,831.97 following a finding against the employer for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination in January 2021. This is the second largest disability discrimination award ever made by the Employment Tribunal.
May
06
CJRS Extended to September 2021: Seventh Treasury Direction Released
On 15 April 2021, the Treasury released its seventh Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, intended to cover the period until 30 September 2021. Employment solicitor, Jemille Gibson, discusses the changes and what employers need to be aware of.
Apr
29
Governmental assistance for Leisure and Hospitality
We are now one month post budget with the Government’s package of measures designed to assist the and leisure and hospitality sector.
Apr
29
Homeworking going forward
Last month we looked at “Building Back Better” and focused on some of the implications of working from home and the need for a positive cultural environment. This month the ONS published its study “Homeworking Hours, rewards and opportunities in the UK 2011 to 2021” and it makes for interesting reading, particularly given the potential for more homeworking going forward, either by sheer necessity, employee choice or employer inspired changes to work place.
Apr
29
Will hybrid working alter attitudes to other forms of flexible working and leave?
It is widely anticipated that as restrictions are gradually lifted permitting a return to work for those who have been working remotely for the last year, many employers will adopt a hybrid model of working with employees working at least some of their time away from the office. 
Apr
28
Budget 2021 - A missed opportunity?
There are two things certain in life: death and taxes. This oft-quoted idiom actually derives from a letter written by Benjamin Franklin in 1789 but would not feel out of place in a tweet in 2021. And, as we know, when it comes to Inheritance tax (IHT); death leads to taxes. 

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