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UK Knowledge Collection | AI Act compliance, employment law changes, and contingent worker supply chain risk

Published on 21st Jun 2024

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AI Act compliance, employment law changes, and contingent worker supply chain risk

The EU has revised the compliance deadlines for its AI Act. The new timeframes will now be a couple of months later than initially expected. Our Insight sets out the new dates to be aware of, and our webinar next week will consider the impact of the new rules on different sectors, how UK businesses may be affected, and what they can do to prepare.

Change to employment law is expected after the UK general election, whatever its outcome. Our Insight looks at the employment, pension and business immigration proposals from the Conservative and Labour parties, and our post-election webinar will discuss what employers can anticipate from the next government.

Meanwhile, the risk to businesses of using contingent workers in the supply chain is significant, as there can be both tax and employment law issues which can transfer to the end user. Our webinar will outline the legal risk, the sanctions and consider the issue of misclassification of workers.

Recent Insights

EU delays compliance deadlines for the AI Act

The compliance deadlines for the EU's new cross-sector legislation on artificial intelligence have been revised following a delay in publication, although the text is settled. 
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Employment Law Coffee Break

Our update for employers looks at changes business can expect to employment, pensions and immigration law after the general election, an EAT case that found that a settlement agreement validly waived future claims arising during "inactive" employment, and the impact of AI on workers' rights.
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UK general election 2024: what will a new government mean for business growth?

A look at the policies on growth of the Labour and Conservative parties and the impact on business. 
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UK general election 2024: Labour's manifesto and tax

The manifesto confirmed Labour's widely publicised tax policy plans and held no surprises for business. 
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The Energy Transition | Demand Flexibility Service to become year-round commercial service

This week's round-up of energy regulatory and market developments includes the Demand Flexibility Service being upgraded to a year-round commercial service, Ofgem greenlighting a reduction in cancellation charges for generators requiring transmission system upgrades and Freeport East securing multi-million pound funding for a green hydrogen shipping pilot.
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Upcoming Events

Decarbonise your portfolio through rooftop solar

25 June | 10:00-10:30
Increasing ESG reporting requirements and energy price volatility are just two of the many pressures on businesses to decarbonise property portfolios. Rooftop solar and battery storage solutions could be the answer.
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Contingent worker supply chains: hidden tax, worker misclassification and compliance risks

27 June | 10:00-10:45
Businesses across all sectors are at heightened risk of significant financial liability and reputational damage in relation to the use of contingent workers in their supply chains. With tax authorities actively targeting unlawful tax avoidance and worker misclassification, this webinar will help you identify and mitigate the risks to your business.
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Independent professional and corporate trustees: the impact of corporate transparency changes

27 June | 11:00-11:30
The webinar will look at the impact of changes in the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 on independent professional and corporate trustees.
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Get ready for the EU AI Act: first deadline in six months

28 June | 14:00-15:00
With the EU's AI Act on the brink of becoming law, businesses should map out how and where they use AI, actions needed and deadlines for compliance.
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Election special: the road ahead for work and HR

9 July | 09:30-10:15
Whichever party wins the general election, the workplace and HR will be affected. Join The HR World and sponsors Maru Search & Consultancy and Osborne Clarke as we get to grips with the next government's plans.
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* This article is current as of the date of its publication and does not necessarily reflect the present state of the law or relevant regulation.

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