Uber sued over “robo-firing” algorithms

30 October 2020

Uber is facing another major court case, this time involving artificial intelligence (AI) and unfair dismissal. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

How does an EAP work?

30 October 2020

A look at how an employee assistance programme (EAP) works and what it can do for an organisation.

Supporting disadvantaged children in the early years

29 October 2020

With child poverty now affecting more than four million children in the UK and rising concerns that the Covid-19 crisis has widened the disadvantage gap, early years providers should consider how they can play their part in supporting families who may be in difficulty following lockdown.

The US election and workplace politics

29 October 2020

With the US Presidential Election taking place on 3 November, it is more important than ever to consider the potential harm that political discussions can cause at work. With this in mind, Ben McCarthy, lead employment law writer and researcher at Croner-i, explores some key areas to be aware of.

EU exit transition watch — They think it’s all over…

29 October 2020

For many months, the date looming over the Brexit negotiations was the planned October meeting of the EU Council. It was generally expected that this would be the final deadline for agreeing a deal with just enough time left for it to be ratified by the European Parliament (and the House of Commons) before the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

The Job Retention Scheme and Job Support Scheme: what’s the difference?

29 October 2020

The Job Support Scheme was intended to help businesses retain staff over the coming months and to serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key differences between these two schemes. This article has been updated to incorporate the several changes to the scheme from that which was originally announced.

Legal registers explained

29 October 2020

Companies are not required to have a legal register. However, if they are operating in areas in which compliance with a wide range of rules and regulations is necessary, it is difficult to see how they could meet their obligations without a proper system in place. Paul Clarke explains what a legal register is and how it can be a practical tool that improves efficiency and helps to reduce costly mistakes.

A head for heights

28 October 2020

Tower scaffolds are widely used for work at height, but they must be carefully selected and only erected and used by trained and competent people, says Don Aers.

Something to smile about

28 October 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increased awareness of the importance of maintaining our general mental wellbeing, says Samantha Peters.