Compare and contrast the following statements, each made under the auspices of the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise, Innovation and Science. "The consensus view ... was that restrictive … [Read more...] about ‘Non competes’ – Deja vu all over again
HR, rightly, has an uneasy relationship with AI. To the equalities practitioner, the downsides of a machine taking decisions based on a formula are only too apparent. How is the formula generated? … [Read more...] about Artificial Intelligence and Recruitment – how to address the pitfalls
What should the role of retail staff be in protecting our health? Do they have to fight a culture war as well as the disease? "London is empty" chorused our friends "and there's practically no-one … [Read more...] about Can shops make you wear a mask? Should they?
So-called 'employment law': it's falling apart. Let's rip it up and start again. "The workplace is the crucible in which a society is forged" I say this, hopefully inspirationally but probably … [Read more...] about The world of work: rapid change demands radical reform
The Conservatives are promising the greatest extension of workers' rights by any Conservative government in history and, apart from Edward Heath introducing the right not to be unfairly dismissed, … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s employment law proposals – A new and Tory socialism?
This week I became "Mr Headscarf" and, up until Friday mid-morning, it was the most enormous fun. Thanks to a frightfully efficient member of our communications team, we were the first to go public … [Read more...] about The headscarf rulings – some more personal reflections