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....". Judge Sheridan said the company had a "history of non-compliance" and that managers had ignored warnings and "risks identified by employees and others". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . The DoJ said: "Thereafter, fraudulent phishing emails were sent to employees and agents of the victim companies, which regularly conducted multimillion-dollar transactions with [the Asian] company. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The circular does not address electronic flight bags (EFBs), which allow flight crews to display diagrams mapping flight patterns, maps of airports and other digital documentation, usually on an iPad. The lack of specificity leaves airlines in the dark as to whether their employees will be cited or otherwise punished for performing the vital functions of aircraft crew as usual. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....While Uber has long had a reputation as an aggressive and unapologetic startup, it has faced multiple controversies over the past several weeks which have put Kalanick’s leadership capabilities and the company’s future into question. A former Uber employee last month published a blogpost describing a workplace where sexual harassment was common and went unpunished. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It is Joe himself who greets us at the reception of First Direct's steely grey office block in Leeds. Despite having 2,900 employees in the building, he speaks to both the receptionist and a server in the cafe by name. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The number of people and companies using the business then slowly started to grow. The business is similar to a regular recruitment agency, in that it maintains an online listing of available jobs, and acts as a mediator between would-be employees and hiring managers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....A recent video showed Kalanick profanely berating a driver who confronted him about steep cuts in Uber’s rates. The company also faces allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination levied by a former employee, Susan Fowler. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."The risk to employers is of a workforce trapped in jobs they don't want to do, which will inevitably impact on productivity. The government has already set out their vision for fulfilling working lives, but its success requires employers to embrace flexible working, re-education of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:06:12 AM
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....The typical property cost 7. 6 times average annual earnings of employees in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....3m from the government. Greg Clark, the business secretary, said Toyota’s investment demonstrated its faith in employees at the site. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . Unite Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty said: "Our members at BP will have major concerns about the possibility of becoming employees of Ineos, a company with a clear history of attacking our members' pensions, as well as their terms and conditions, in order to maximise profit. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....QInvest bought its stake in Panmure in 2009. Tamim Al-Kawari, its chief executive, said it was "excited about this opportunity to work with Atlas to develop the business, alongside its management team and employees, and to assist it in fulfilling its potential". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Chiming with research by other groups that suggests the squeeze will accentuate inequality, the trust found more than two-thirds (67%) of FTSE 100 CEOs were paid more than 100 times the average UK salary. It is calling on the government to force large and medium firms to report the pay gap between their highest and average paid employee. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:27 AM
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....Earlier this week the chancellor reversed an increase in national insurance on self-employed workers after critics, many on the Tory backbenches, said it was a tax on the gig economy and budding entrepreneurs. The CIPD, however, found that most people it classified as gig economy workers were permanent employees, students or unemployed people taking jobs to top up their incomes and accepting hourly pay rates averaging between £6 and £7. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 12:01:02 AM
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....The shift to a 10-four working week is not actually all that radical. It was pursued in Utah for state employees from 2008 to 2011. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:01:55 PM
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....Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair who was appointed by the prime minister to lead the review into the gig economy, said he would be recommending changes to the rights of self-employed workers when his review was published in June. Taylor said his review would highlight the blurring of boundaries between people who are self-employed and therefore get few employment rights and people who are classified as employees, eligible for full rights. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 12:25:37 AM
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.... . "We have emphasised measures to ensure firms and their employees take responsibility - individually and collectively - for their own conduct," he said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:22:41 AM
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.... Shoppers had reported big queues at the self-service coffee machines as office workers and students took advantage of the generous deal, which provided a free drink even to those who bought nothing in the shop. The change is the latest example of belt-tightening by the grocer, which is part of the employee-owned John Lewis Partnership. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:53:42 PM
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....”. The government has already set out its vision for fulfilling working lives, but employers need to embrace flexible working, retraining of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge, Hargreaves Lansdown said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....For the last few weeks the company’s private equity owner, Alteri, had been attempting to sell Brantano and another footwear chain, Jones Bootmaker, which it bought along with its sister retailer for about £12m in February 2015. The latter, which has 100 shops and about 800 employees, is also at risk of administration but is talking to potential buyers thought to include private equity firm Endless and footwear groups Kurt Geiger and Pavers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:41:07 PM
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....I was very wrong. During the whole whistleblowing experience, I was bullied, snubbed by management as a disgruntled employee and accused of being a “disrespectful colleague”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A letter bomb that was dispatched to the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Paris and blew up on Thursday, injuring the employee who opened it, was sent from Greece, the Greek public order minister has said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:48:58 AM
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.... In the Uber case it was acknowledged that the drivers turned the app on and off when they liked – it is hard to imagine a more flexible working arrangement – and they were still found to be workers. Indeed, were an employer to deny workers this flexibility we would instead argue that they were employees, as we do in our most recent test case on behalf of in-house couriers at The Doctors Laboratory (for which we are currently crowdfunding). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:00:30 AM
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....Of the 10 least affordable local authorities, seven were in London. For example, in 1999, an employee in the borough of Camden could expect to pay 7. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 12:45:03 PM
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....However, they are also paid by certain groups who are not necessarily self-employed in the UK, in order to gain access to contributory benefits. They include those working abroad, either on a self-employed or employee basis. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
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.... The NHS saves British business thousands on health insurance, compared with their counterparts in the supposedly more flexible US, as well as being cheaper and having the benefit of not condemning millions of people to bankruptcy and death. Public transportation enables their employees to get to work. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 08:59:05 AM
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.... Employment rights need a radical overhaul to reflect modern working practices. It should explore the options recommended by the TUC that include putting the onus on employers rather than employees to prove someone is legitimately self-employed; ensuring that those working flexibly on low-hours contracts get properly remunerated, as happens in Australia and New Zealand; and giving agency workers the right to get paid the same as permanent employees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Oliver started his TV career at the BBC with The Naked Chef in 1999, before defecting to Channel 4 in 2002 to make Jamie’s Kitchen. He blamed lower footfall, the cost of staff training and the higher costs of importing luxury ingredients in a tough market following the EU referendum result for the recent closure of six Jamie’s Italian outlets which affected about 120 employees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... There is added humour in imagining Wall Street eyebrows arching. Cottrell continues: “[Having high standards] needs employees who are able and ready to exercise professional judgment, processes that align recognition and reward with the firm’s espoused values, and a culture in which mistakes are remedied and learned from, rather than ignored or associated with blame. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Call to give fathers allocated leave to improve uptake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:33 PM
....Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families, said men should have paternity rights from their first day on the job, saying currently they faced “huge inequality … right from the start”. Most flexible working cases never make it to an employment tribunal, she added, because the compensation was set at a maximum of eight weeks’ pay – a figure that was not worth most employees losing their job for. ...
Shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration with 1,000 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:41:07 PM
....For the last few weeks the company’s private equity owner, Alteri, had been attempting to sell Brantano and another footwear chain, Jones Bootmaker, which it bought along with its sister retailer for about £12m in February 2015. The latter, which has 100 shops and about 800 employees, is also at risk of administration but is talking to potential buyers thought to include private equity firm Endless and footwear groups Kurt Geiger and Pavers. ...
Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:39:49 PM
.... . The DoJ said: "Thereafter, fraudulent phishing emails were sent to employees and agents of the victim companies, which regularly conducted multimillion-dollar transactions with [the Asian] company. ...
Number of women working past 70 in UK doubles in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:05:53 PM
....”. The government has already set out its vision for fulfilling working lives, but employers need to embrace flexible working, retraining of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge, Hargreaves Lansdown said. ...
Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:40:05 PM
....". Judge Sheridan said the company had a "history of non-compliance" and that managers had ignored warnings and "risks identified by employees and others". ...
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... In the Uber case it was acknowledged that the drivers turned the app on and off when they liked – it is hard to imagine a more flexible working arrangement – and they were still found to be workers. Indeed, were an employer to deny workers this flexibility we would instead argue that they were employees, as we do in our most recent test case on behalf of in-house couriers at The Doctors Laboratory (for which we are currently crowdfunding). ...
FTSE CEOs 'earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:27 AM
....Chiming with research by other groups that suggests the squeeze will accentuate inequality, the trust found more than two-thirds (67%) of FTSE 100 CEOs were paid more than 100 times the average UK salary. It is calling on the government to force large and medium firms to report the pay gap between their highest and average paid employee. ...
The women still working into their 70s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:06:12 AM
...."The risk to employers is of a workforce trapped in jobs they don't want to do, which will inevitably impact on productivity. The government has already set out their vision for fulfilling working lives, but its success requires employers to embrace flexible working, re-education of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge. ...
Waitrose axes free coffee for shoppers – unless they buy something first image
.... Shoppers had reported big queues at the self-service coffee machines as office workers and students took advantage of the generous deal, which provided a free drink even to those who bought nothing in the shop. The change is the latest example of belt-tightening by the grocer, which is part of the employee-owned John Lewis Partnership. ...
Carney defends Bank of England over Hogg resignation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:22:41 AM
.... . "We have emphasised measures to ensure firms and their employees take responsibility - individually and collectively - for their own conduct," he said. ...
US bans larger electronic devices on some flights from Middle East image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:13:47 PM
....The circular does not address electronic flight bags (EFBs), which allow flight crews to display diagrams mapping flight patterns, maps of airports and other digital documentation, usually on an iPad. The lack of specificity leaves airlines in the dark as to whether their employees will be cited or otherwise punished for performing the vital functions of aircraft crew as usual. ...
Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:41:50 PM
....Oliver started his TV career at the BBC with The Naked Chef in 1999, before defecting to Channel 4 in 2002 to make Jamie’s Kitchen. He blamed lower footfall, the cost of staff training and the higher costs of importing luxury ingredients in a tough market following the EU referendum result for the recent closure of six Jamie’s Italian outlets which affected about 120 employees. ...
Uber president quits firm saying its values are 'inconsistent' with his image
....A recent video showed Kalanick profanely berating a driver who confronted him about steep cuts in Uber’s rates. The company also faces allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination levied by a former employee, Susan Fowler. ...
PM backs plans to overhaul workers' rights to reflect gig ecomomy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:25:37 AM
....Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair who was appointed by the prime minister to lead the review into the gig economy, said he would be recommending changes to the rights of self-employed workers when his review was published in June. Taylor said his review would highlight the blurring of boundaries between people who are self-employed and therefore get few employment rights and people who are classified as employees, eligible for full rights. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
.... The number of people and companies using the business then slowly started to grow. The business is similar to a regular recruitment agency, in that it maintains an online listing of available jobs, and acts as a mediator between would-be employees and hiring managers. ...
Uber faces further turmoil as company president Jeff Jones quits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:27:43 PM
....While Uber has long had a reputation as an aggressive and unapologetic startup, it has faced multiple controversies over the past several weeks which have put Kalanick’s leadership capabilities and the company’s future into question. A former Uber employee last month published a blogpost describing a workplace where sexual harassment was common and went unpunished. ...
Rising food costs - what's that got to do with the price of Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 07:00:01 AM
.... There is added humour in imagining Wall Street eyebrows arching. Cottrell continues: “[Having high standards] needs employees who are able and ready to exercise professional judgment, processes that align recognition and reward with the firm’s espoused values, and a culture in which mistakes are remedied and learned from, rather than ignored or associated with blame. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
.... Employment rights need a radical overhaul to reflect modern working practices. It should explore the options recommended by the TUC that include putting the onus on employers rather than employees to prove someone is legitimately self-employed; ensuring that those working flexibly on low-hours contracts get properly remunerated, as happens in Australia and New Zealand; and giving agency workers the right to get paid the same as permanent employees. ...
An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind? | Greg Jericho image
....The shift to a 10-four working week is not actually all that radical. It was pursued in Utah for state employees from 2008 to 2011. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
....Hyman said he was left to pick up the pieces after the brothers had spent the weekend aboard their yacht in Monaco with their girlfriends, both of whom worked in the business, deciding which staff should be sacked. On another occasion, he said, an employee was fired “on the spot” after disclosing that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. ...
New bombshell for self-employed: pay 400% more NICs… or lose state pension image
....However, they are also paid by certain groups who are not necessarily self-employed in the UK, in order to gain access to contributory benefits. They include those working abroad, either on a self-employed or employee basis. ...
Any old Joe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:00:40 PM
....It is Joe himself who greets us at the reception of First Direct's steely grey office block in Leeds. Despite having 2,900 employees in the building, he speaks to both the receptionist and a server in the cafe by name. ...
Average house price at 7.6 times annual salary, official figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:45:03 PM
....Of the 10 least affordable local authorities, seven were in London. For example, in 1999, an employee in the borough of Camden could expect to pay 7. ...
BP in talks with Ineos over Forties pipeline sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:56:25 AM
.... . Unite Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty said: "Our members at BP will have major concerns about the possibility of becoming employees of Ineos, a company with a clear history of attacking our members' pensions, as well as their terms and conditions, in order to maximise profit. ...
How can I ever work again after the trauma of whistleblowing? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:24:52 AM
....I was very wrong. During the whole whistleblowing experience, I was bullied, snubbed by management as a disgruntled employee and accused of being a “disrespectful colleague”. ...
Homes cost more than seven times income image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:06:40 AM
....The typical property cost 7. 6 times average annual earnings of employees in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... The NHS saves British business thousands on health insurance, compared with their counterparts in the supposedly more flexible US, as well as being cheaper and having the benefit of not condemning millions of people to bankruptcy and death. Public transportation enables their employees to get to work. ...
Bob Diamond in deal to buy stockbroker Panmure Gordon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:45:59 AM
....QInvest bought its stake in Panmure in 2009. Tamim Al-Kawari, its chief executive, said it was "excited about this opportunity to work with Atlas to develop the business, alongside its management team and employees, and to assist it in fulfilling its potential". ...
Gig economy companies trying to have their cake and eat it, say workers image
....Earlier this week the chancellor reversed an increase in national insurance on self-employed workers after critics, many on the Tory backbenches, said it was a tax on the gig economy and budding entrepreneurs. The CIPD, however, found that most people it classified as gig economy workers were permanent employees, students or unemployed people taking jobs to top up their incomes and accepting hourly pay rates averaging between £6 and £7. ...
McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:03:48 PM
Letter bomb that exploded at Paris IMF office was sent from Greece image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:48:58 AM
. A letter bomb that was dispatched to the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Paris and blew up on Thursday, injuring the employee who opened it, was sent from Greece, the Greek public order minister has said. ...
Toyota invests £240m in Derbyshire plant – but warns over Brexit tariffs image
....3m from the government. Greg Clark, the business secretary, said Toyota’s investment demonstrated its faith in employees at the site. ...
Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant at Burnaston image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:39:48 AM
.... . Business Secretary Greg Clark said Toyota's investment "underlines the company's faith in its employees and will help ensure the plant is well positioned for future Toyota models to be made in the UK". ...
U-turn over Budget plan to increase National Insurance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:30:48 PM
....". Mr Hammond's Budget announcement would have increased Class 4 NICs from 9% to 10% in April 2018, and to 11% in 2019, to bring it closer to the 12% currently paid by employees. ...
Philip Hammond defends scrapping national insurance rise for the self-employed image
....But at Westminster on Wednesday night some MPs insisted May had ordered her chancellor to drop the plans, fearing that breaking the party’s manifesto pledge to make “no increases in VAT, national insurance contributions or income tax”, would do too much damage to the Conservatives’ reputation. Class 4 NICs, the rate paid by self-employed people, were due to rise from 9% to 10% next April and 11% in 2019, to narrow the gap with employees, and prevent the tax base being eroded as self-employment becomes more widespread. ...
Zara founder to receive £1.1bn payout after record sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:47:42 AM
....In the UK, Inditex refurbished its flagship Bershka store on Oxford Street in London and is currently expanding its Zara store in the capital’s Westfield White City shopping centre. The group has announced plans to hand employees more than €535m in 2017, over and above their ordinary salaries. ...
Sports Direct calls executive pay report 'fake news' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:59:54 AM
....Sports Direct has accused a shareholder lobby group of "fake news" over claims regarding its executive pay ratios. It says a PIRC (Pensions & Investment Research Consultants) report wrongly states the firm has a chief executive-to-average-employee pay ratio of 400:1. ...
Public sector workers first to face cut in real pay, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:32:43 AM
.... But since the economy picked up in 2014 and prices flatlined, private sector workers have grabbed the lion’s share of inflation-busting wage rises. Official figures for 2016 showed that full-time employees in the private sector enjoyed an increase of 3. ...
Secrets to business survival: 'always look at new ways to innovate' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... It’s important to keep the family feel to the business. ” O’Donovan personally wishes each of her 160 employees happy birthday, for example. ...
Brazil prosecutor targets politicians in Petrobras scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:19:32 PM
....The new investigations are an escalation of the three-year-old Operation Car Wash. The former Odebrecht employees, including its ex-chief executive Marcelo Odebrecht, signed deals with Brazilian investigators, agreeing to confess to crimes and to identify corrupt officials in exchange for shorter prison sentences. ...
Jobs at risk as Jones Bootmaker teeters on brink of administration image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:09:59 PM
.... Alteri is being advised by accountancy firm KPMG. Jones Bootmaker has about 100 shops and 800 employees in the UK. ...
UK government should help companies targeted by foreign bids, says Unilever image
.... Kraft Heinz withdrew the offer after it was firmly rejected by Unilever, amid reports the UK government was concerned about the ramifications of a deal. However, Unilever believes UK takeover rules should be changed to provide more support for the company that is targeted by a foreign bid, for example enabling it to have more time to build a defence against the offer and encouraging directors to consider the interests of other stakeholders – such as employees – rather than just shareholders. ...
Charlotte Hogg’s exit raises tough questions for Bank of England | Nils Pratley image
.... It is not obvious why shareholders’ voices should be the only ones that are heard in takeover situations. Unilever has been around for 100 years and has 165,000 employees. ...
Charlotte Hogg image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:51:01 PM
....5m. Ms Hogg returned to the Bank of England in 2013 in the newly created role of chief operating officer and was, at that point, the most senior female employee in the institution's 309-year history. ...
'Lots of nurses have already left': EU workers head for exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:26:28 PM
.... We have no more Spanish or Italian speakers. The sad part is that overall we have actually increased the number of EU employees, just not in the UK. ...
EU workplace headscarf ban 'can be legal', says ECJ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:08:02 AM
....Workplace bans on the wearing of "any political, philosophical or religious sign" such as headscarves need not constitute direct discrimination, Europe's top court has ruled. But the ban must be based on internal company rules requiring all employees to "dress neutrally", said the European Court of Justice (ECJ). ...
Brexit leads cosmetics firm Lush to look for expansion outside UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:00:30 PM
.... The company employs around 1,400 people in the Dorset town and 4,057 in the UK as a whole. About a third of those employed in Poole and 20% of its UK employees (782) are not British citizens. ...
Nick Candy denies claim he is jointly in charge of brother's CPC empire image
.... He said he had not threatened to “send the boys round” in a dispute over flights that he paid for but claimed has not been provided. Candy also denied claims, by former C&C employee Clive Hyman, that he sacked a staff member on the spot when he discovered they had multiple sclerosis. ...
Anglo American caps bonus payouts after shareholder revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 05:16:47 PM
....25m from April to recognise his “outstanding performance in 2016, in particular his individual leadership of the business in the year and his pivotal role in driving the group’s growth agenda”. UK employees are receiving rises between zero and 8%. ...
Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman | Paul Mason image
.... But since the crisis hit in 2008 it has beome the norm in many low-paid sectors of the economy. In 2014 the government legislated that if a worker is “under the control, direction and supervision” of a construction company they must be deemed an employee, and the company becomes liable for NICs. ...
Asda offers staff a pay rise for 'flexible' contract image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 03:18:08 PM
.... . However, it means that employees must work on bank holidays if the store needs them to, or, if they want to take the time off, it must come out of their 28 days of annual leave. ...
Wood Group agrees takeover of rival Amec Foster Wheeler image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:32:01 AM
....9bn, while pre-tax profit halved to $66m. The company has been shedding staff and last year it cut about 18% of its employees. ...
Ivy restaurant spin-off accused of hogging service charge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:08:46 PM
....6m. Even if all the restaurant’s 184 employees, excluding two directors, worked the entire year for 45 hours a week on average, and all received £1. ...
Rolls-Royce calls its first staff AGM image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:02:59 PM
.... The embattled retailer Sports Direct last week said it would allow a worker representative to attend its board meetings but was accused by the union Unite of conducting little more than a “PR exercise”. Rolls-Royce workers will have to apply for a place to attend the employee AGM, which seems likely to take place in the same venue as its shareholder meeting in Pride Park, home of Derby County football team. ...
A helping hand with childcare: options to make your child and wallet happy image
....A spokesman for consumer group Which? says parents can ask for part-time or flexible hours and their employer has a duty to consider (although no obligation to fulfil) the request. Compressed hours, flexi-time and job-sharing are among the options, but none are an employee’s right. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
.... Ford is planning to cut up to 1,100 jobs at its engine plant in Bridgend, south Wales. “For the future of those employees and for customers in the UK, a zero-tariff environment is really, really important,” Farley said. ...
Call to boycott Tesco over 'endangered' white men claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 01:31:13 PM
....”. He later claimed the comments were meant to be humorous and that he was attempting to highlight the progress made in promoting BAME and female employees. ...
Replacing EU hospitality workers after Brexit 'will take 10 years' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
....”. Bouderun’s theory is supported by the anecdotal evidence of an elusive British Pret employee who contacted the Guardian. ...
Self-employed? See if you'll pay more in national insurance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
....But someone making £35,000 will see their NI bill rise by £120 in the first year, and £388 in the second year. If the chancellor chooses to align the self-employed NI rate with that of employees, at 12%, then it’s likely that people earning around £35,000 will then be paying around £700 more a year. ...
‘Think of it as an utterly invaluable learning experience’ – our work expert responds image
.... Present it up front as the reason you think you’re now more qualified than you were before to understand the realities of business life. Many managers openly express the wish that their employees would treat company money as if it were their own. ...
Has TalkTalk’s security been breached yet again? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
....The unnamed source says USB sticks full of customer details have been traded at parties in Kolkata. They describe how as many as 60 “employees” work in shifts at “call centres” to dupe victims into giving them access to their bank accounts. ...
Volkswagen pleads guilty to all criminal charges in emissions cheating scandal image
.... Volkswagen at first denied the use of the so-called defeat device but finally admitted it in September 2015. Even after that admission, company employees were busy deleting computer files and other evidence, VW’s general counsel Manfred Doss acknowledged to US district judge Sean Cox. ...
BT Openreach deal could pave way for cheaper, faster broadband image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:32:13 AM
....The newly separate broadband network operator will directly employ 32,000 staff – almost a third of the telecoms group’s workforce – who will be transferred across from BT, which Ofcom said would allow Openreach “to develop its own distinct organisational culture”. It will be one of the biggest transfers of employees under UK employment regulations. ...
Work zombies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:28:39 AM
....Staff literally won't want to stay, and as a result turnover will be high, says Ms Steele. At Jive, the firm uses its own software, which aims to improve the way employees communicate and collaborate on projects internally, to help new staff settle in and feel more at home quickly. ...
May defends 'fair' National Insurance rise amid criticism image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:28:31 PM
....". In the wake of Mr Hammond's Budget announcement, ministers argued that legislation enshrining the manifesto commitment in law - approved by Parliament in 2015 - only referred to National Insurance contributions paid directly by employers and their employees. ...
Christian Candy adviser linked to Litvinenko and his alleged killer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:45:01 PM
....Holyoake’s QC Roger Stewart sought to paint a picture of RISC as a firm with a questionable reputation. RISC and another firm set up by one of its employees were hired for numerous jobs by CPC Group. ...
May and Hammond face serious Tory revolt over tax on self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:59:51 PM
....While it is by no means certain all or even most of the MPs expressing reservations would vote in parliament against the NICs changes, the numbers place pressure on May and Hammond to rethink a policy which has dominated reaction to an otherwise low-key budget. Defending the plan to raise the rate on class four NICs paid by the self-employed from 9% to 10% next year, with a further increase to 11% in 2019, Hammond argued it was fair to unify the rate with that paid by employees. ...
Hammond went where Osborne feared to tread with tax on self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:41:03 PM
....George Osborne was presented with the policy of raising national insurance contributions for the self-employed several times while he was chancellor, and always rejected it as politically unsellable, according to former Treasury insiders. Narrowing the tax gap between self-employed workers and salaried employees is the kind of neat, rational measure that appeals to Treasury officials. ...
No rights, more tax: this is Conservative ‘fairness’ for the self-employed | Frances O’Grady image
.... This budget is leaving in place a huge tax advantage for employers to claim that workers are self-employed. If they take on someone as an employee, they pay nearly 14% in national insurance. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
.... In other words, they are going easy on Uber, but clobbering their drivers, and thus exposing an old Tory trick: banging on about the little people, while blankly allying themselves with the biggest corporations. Only 17% of self-employed adults have a pension, compared to 52% of employees. ...
Budget tax rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:40:23 PM
....So, what does this all mean? . Workers - whether they are employees or self-employed - pay National Insurance to qualify for certain benefits, such as the state pension. ...
Institute for Fiscal Studies backs National Insurance increase image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:00:13 PM
...."It distorts decisions, creates complexity and is unfair," he said. "A tax system which charges thousands of pounds more in tax for employees doing the same job as someone else needs reform," he added. ...
Tesco to pay back thousands of underpaid staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:24:00 AM
....It found the error had occurred at least once for around a third of existing staff, plus 40,000 former colleagues, the message said. Tesco added that it would reimburse current employees by the end of March. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
....Other apprenticeship schemes involve partnerships with universities. For example, Co-operative Legal Services has partnered with Manchester Metropolitan University to train employees as paralegals, lawyers and managers. ...
Sports Direct's move to put worker on board branded 'PR exercise' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:38:42 AM
....“Let’s be clear: it will do little, if anything, to resolve the corporate governance problems at the company,” wrote Oliver Parry, head of corporate governance at the IoD. “For real, long-lasting change for the good of all investors, customers and employees, a radical overhaul of Sports Direct’s governance is necessary. ...
John Lewis staff bonus cut again image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:27:42 AM
....The group, which runs department stores and supermarkets, also warned of price pressures and intense competition. John Lewis, which owns Waitrose supermarket, is owned by a trust on behalf of employees, frequently referred to as partners. ...
No pay rise for 15 years, IFS warns UK workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:57:23 AM
....The IFS had a relatively positive appraisal of the controversial changes made by Hammond to taxes paid by the self-employed. Johnson said increases in national insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed represented a “modest but welcome change” designed to create a slightly less unequal playing field between the self-employed and employees. ...
Hammond: Budget National Insurance rise due to 'new challenges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:44:28 AM
....Mr Gill said the pledge had been made up "on the hoof". In the wake of Mr Hammond's Budget announcement, ministers argued that legislation enshrining the manifesto commitment in law - approved by Parliament in 2015 - only referred to National Insurance contributions paid directly by employers and their employees. ...

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