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....Now Sanchez has two herniated discs in his neck, is on disability leave from work, and can no longer grip a pencil without pain. Tesla said that the employee’s injury occurred while he was installing a wheel, but Sanchez said it was caused by the years he spent working on Tesla’s assembly line. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Aviva's Working Lives report backs up this view of staff attending work when ill. The insurer's survey suggested that two-fifths of private sector employees were worried that their workload would pile up if they were off sick. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...."It's not a respectful way to connect with an individual," says Rosemary Guyatt, HR Manager at the Australian HR Institute. "If someone is dismissed inappropriately you're going to have a very disgruntled ex-employee. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Analysts say the investment in better amenities is coinciding with a reduction in corporate travel budgets. This means employees of big companies, accustomed to higher-end bookings, do not encounter a gulf in quality when they trade down to a Premier Inn or Travelodge. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But without further support, it may end up permanently grounded. Last week, airline employees voted against a plan to cut jobs and salaries that would have allowed it to secure new funds. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The state-backed lender has offered about £200m, or 82p per share held by investors, in an attempt to avoid a case that would see Goodwin take the stand on either 8 or 9 June. About 4,500 current and former employees, some of whom are seeking a higher offer, are understood to be among those who have not accepted a deal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The FAA's website also "strongly urges" parents to put young children in a safety device in their own seat. An airline employee then told Mr Schear "the plane is not going to move. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... “Insurance companies are putting pressure on shipowners to recycle responsibly. Their employees are putting pressure. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:18 AM
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....They said they had overseen an immediate sale of the business and certain assets to NMS Projects, part of the Russell Taylor Group, as part of the pre-pack administration. Under the sale all Transline employees will transfer to NMS immediately. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
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.... . One American woman on a stop-over described how an employee asked what the queue they were standing in was for. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning. Are you a patient or an NHS employee? Are you still being affected by the cyber attack and its aftermath? Share your story with us by emailing haveyoursay@bbc. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:41:08 PM
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.... Last year, the website Contractor Calculator re-launched its AI-powered IR35 testing tool. IR35 is the rule HMRC uses to determine whether someone is genuinely self-employed, or technically an employee. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
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....The retirement age should rise to at least 70 in rich countries by 2050 as life expectancy rises above 100, according to a new report. The World Economic Forum said that employees should continue working until 70 in nations such as the UK, US, Japan and Canada. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 26th of May 2017 12:02:45 PM
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....Film studio Disney has said hackers have threatened to release one of the studio's forthcoming movies unless it pays a ransom. Disney CEO Bob Iger told ABC employees about the demand at a town hall meeting on Monday, The Hollywood Reporter said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Security officials in the UK, however, say they have not seen anything they would regard as hard evidence, Gordon Corera, the BBC's security correspondent, reports. Companies in Asia and Europe have been warning employees to be careful when clicking on attachments and links in their emails. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". He added no Total employees were among those killed or hurt. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:01:15 AM
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.... . "I'm well aware that I don't have the rights of a worker or employee like unfair dismissal and paid leave, but this is a price I'm willing to pay for a working arrangement that fits my lifestyle perfectly. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:00:07 PM
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. German police have searched 11 offices of carmaker Daimler as part of their investigation into possible fraudulent emissions data by employees. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 02:02:06 PM
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....Despite some high profile rebellions in recent months, executive pay is usually approved at annual general meetings, the IoD added. "There is still a pressing need to rebuild public trust in big business, to work in the long-term interests of investors and employees, rather than the short-term interests of managers," said Oliver Parry, head of corporate governance at the IoD. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 9th of May 2017 11:14:54 PM
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....Dolly Parton sings that "you're just a step on the boss-man's ladder" - not much motivation for workin' nine to five. So how can the modern office attract people to tumble outta bed and commute into work, especially when many employees could simply turn on their laptop and get things done? And how can that office make you more productive?. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:30:10 AM
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....The South Korean government has ordered carmakers Hyundai and Kia Motors to recall about 240,000 cars, after a tip off from a whistleblower. The ex-Hyundai employee raised concern about defects which affected 12 different car models. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The gig economy - where people work on a job-by-job basis rather than being paid a salary and benefits - and zero-hours contracts have come under increasing scrutiny. Most recently, Labour's draft manifesto spelled out how it wanted to move the "burden of proof" in the gig economy so that the law assumes a worker is an employee unless that person states otherwise. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:19:40 PM
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...."Businesses can show leadership here, through committing to real change and actively seeking to recruit more over-50s into their organisations," he said. "By being open about the progress they are making, they can also lead the way in demonstrating the benefits of having a diverse team of employees that represents all sections of society. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:27:18 AM
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....Polman’s view, obviously, is that companies serve a wide group of stakeholders. Unilever has, he points out, 10,000 direct employees in the UK but almost another 200,000 working indirectly in supply chains. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 20th of May 2017 03:00:28 PM
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....The firm is one of the largest in the sector, and while Quintessentially doesn't reveal its client numbers or price details, it is estimated to have about 100,000 customers around the world, including 800 billionaires who pay up to £150,000 a year. Mr Simpson, 45, says that the firm's 2,500 employees, known as "lifestyle managers", can, generally speaking, make anything happen. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:33 PM
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....The retailer said the issue related to the use of pay averaging, which spreads workers' pay evenly over the year. It said employees were paid the correct amount over the course of the year. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Edinburgh Woollen Mill acquires Jaeger brand in plan for new chain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 04:46:27 PM
.... In the brand’s heyday, its clothes were worn by Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe but recently it has struggled to turn a profit amid heavy competition. Day is understood to have bought the retailer’s debt and brand name in March but not the main company, meaning that the future of most of Jaeger’s 700 employees and payments for suppliers remains unclear. ...
British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 12:20:08 AM
.... . One American woman on a stop-over described how an employee asked what the queue they were standing in was for. ...
Call to raise retirement age to at least 70 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 12:02:45 PM
....The retirement age should rise to at least 70 in rich countries by 2050 as life expectancy rises above 100, according to a new report. The World Economic Forum said that employees should continue working until 70 in nations such as the UK, US, Japan and Canada. ...
Pension Regulator website 'now fixed' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 07:38:51 AM
....A spokesperson said that customers should be able to get onto the website without difficulty, but anyone facing problems should call the helpline, on 0345 600 1011. Thousands of small businesses with between one and 19 employees are currently having to tell the regulator how they are conforming to the new pension rules. ...
Petrofac's move to appease SFO offers fuel for thought | Nils Pratley image
.... Petrofac, a former member of the FTSE 100 index in the days of higher oil prices, is still a very big business. It has 13,500 employees, recorded revenues last year of $7. ...
RBS shareholders refuse to settle in effort to force Goodwin to take stand image
....The state-backed lender has offered about £200m, or 82p per share held by investors, in an attempt to avoid a case that would see Goodwin take the stand on either 8 or 9 June. About 4,500 current and former employees, some of whom are seeking a higher offer, are understood to be among those who have not accepted a deal. ...
Glitch hits Pension Regulator website image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:23:05 PM
....His deadline is less than a week away. Small and micro businesses - those with between one and 49 employees - are having to sign up for auto enrolment pensions. ...
Thousands of protesters brand McDonald's the 'Trump of corporations' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:26:03 PM
.... Under Easterbrook the company has bounced back from a years-long slump but faces stiff competition as it attempts to grow its business. Marchers from Dunkin’ Donuts, Wendy’s and other fast food outlets, along with home healthcare workers and employees of Amazon’s warehouses and other companies, marched on Tuesday and will protest at the fast food giant’s headquarters on Wednesday. ...
English champagne anyone? British wine goes from sad to sparkling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 07:00:30 AM
....“Farming, particularly arable farming, no longer involves a lot of people,” says Augusta. “Instead we have two tractors with satellite technology that comfortably manages 1,500 acres of arable production and two employees. ...
German police raid Daimler offices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 02:02:06 PM
. German police have searched 11 offices of carmaker Daimler as part of their investigation into possible fraudulent emissions data by employees. ...
Firms pledge to recruit more over-50s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:27:18 AM
...."Businesses can show leadership here, through committing to real change and actively seeking to recruit more over-50s into their organisations," he said. "By being open about the progress they are making, they can also lead the way in demonstrating the benefits of having a diverse team of employees that represents all sections of society. ...
Unions say Tories' zero-hours workers' review doesn't go far enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 09:42:36 AM
....A right to ask for fixed hours would mirror the legal right to request flexible working, which was introduced in 2014. All employees, not just parents and carers, can request flexible hours and working from home. ...
'Ordinary' people image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:27:59 PM
....The average working week is 32 hours long, only an hour shorter than it was a quarter of a century ago. Even if we only focus on workers aged under 30, it remains the case that two-thirds - more than five million of them - have full-time employee jobs. ...
LEASEHOLDER heavily penalised after honest payment slip    image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:54:00 PM
.... . However his 10 calls and numerous emails failed to budge Rendall and Rittner, which in 2012 hit the headlines after it was scammed out of £122,000 by an employee. ...
Workers 'suffer £200 pay cut' to fund pension deficits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:16:46 AM
.... . A report by the Resolution Foundation says such employees are unfairly losing an average of £200 a year. ...
Cathay Pacific cuts hundreds of jobs in major shake-up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 02:21:31 AM
....The cuts include 190 management jobs and 400 non-management staff working at its head office in Hong Kong. In March, the airline said it would save 30% in employee costs at its head office after it posted its first annual loss in eight years. ...
Dough kidding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:10:46 PM
....Thankfully for Mr Masuko his restaurant was an immediate hit, and the company has grown steadily ever since. From 10 workers to begin with, it now has 700 full-time Vietnamese staff and 13 Japanese employees, five of whom have management roles. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....They said they had overseen an immediate sale of the business and certain assets to NMS Projects, part of the Russell Taylor Group, as part of the pre-pack administration. Under the sale all Transline employees will transfer to NMS immediately. ...
Roger Ailes: Fox News founder dies at 77 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:25:13 PM
....Mr Ailes ran Fox News for two decades and is credited with transforming it into arguably the most powerful voice in conservative media. But he stepped down last year after a number of female employees accused him of sexual harassment. ...
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' image
....Now Sanchez has two herniated discs in his neck, is on disability leave from work, and can no longer grip a pencil without pain. Tesla said that the employee’s injury occurred while he was installing a wheel, but Sanchez said it was caused by the years he spent working on Tesla’s assembly line. ...
Unite suspends planned BMW strikes after new offer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 04:06:09 PM
....BMW said it believed the offer was "fair". Staff at the sites have already held four strikes - the first ever by BMW employees in Britain. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 UK jobs in three new stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 10:02:07 AM
....Drakeford said the company was looking at making some roles automated or more efficient , while at the same time improving conditions for staff as part of a drive to improve service. Ikea became an accredited living wage employer, under the independently verified scheme, early last year, and Drakeford said it had introduced other improvements to working conditions, including one weekend off in four for all employees, guaranteeing more contracted hours and staff rotas a month in advance, all of which was helping to retain workers. ...
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to rejoin firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 06:52:34 PM
....After a recent visit to Twitter, Mr Stone said he couldn't turn down the chance to work there again. "When I stood next to Jack addressing the crowd of employees, I felt the energy, and I was overcome with emotion," he wrote in a post on Medium. ...
Tata Steel offers £550m to resolve long-running pensions row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 05:18:09 PM
....Tata Steel has taken a step towards helping secure the future of its UK operations – including the Port Talbot works in south Wales – by reaching an outline agreement over the restructuring of its pension scheme. Unions reacted cautiously to the announcement by the Indian-owned company that it would pump £550m into the British Steel pension scheme – one of the UK’s largest, with liabilities of £15bn and 130,000 members, including former employees from the days when it was part of a state-owned company. ...
Tata Steel offers to pump £550m into closed pension fund image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:01:04 PM
....However, it is still not clear if the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) will continue as a free-standing entity or eventually fall into the hands of the PPF. That is one of the issues that has still to be resolved, along with the size and shape of a new, but less generous, pension scheme that Tata has offered to set up for its 130,000 pension scheme members - pensioners and current employees. ...
Disney hack: Ransom demanded for stolen film image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:16:25 AM
....Film studio Disney has said hackers have threatened to release one of the studio's forthcoming movies unless it pays a ransom. Disney CEO Bob Iger told ABC employees about the demand at a town hall meeting on Monday, The Hollywood Reporter said. ...
Staff more likely to struggle to work than pull a sickie image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 11:01:13 PM
....Aviva's Working Lives report backs up this view of staff attending work when ill. The insurer's survey suggested that two-fifths of private sector employees were worried that their workload would pile up if they were off sick. ...
Labour reveals 'fat cat' tax pledge aimed at reining in excessive pay image
.... Theresa May promised on Monday to force big companies to publish information on the pay gap for minority ethnic workers, extending plans that relate to gender. That came after the Tory party unveiled a package that included statutory rights to unpaid leave for carers and bereaved parents and fresh protections for employees with mental illness. ...
Uber must return 'pilfered' Waymo files image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 07:27:22 PM
....The San Francisco judge also banned a top Uber engineer from involvement in certain work for the ride-hailing firm's autonomous driving project. Waymo has sued Uber over claims that a former employee stole trade secrets that were later used by its rival. ...
Will Theresa May defend workers' rights? Don't hold your breath | Nils Pratley image
. The suspicion that Theresa May’s commitment to strengthen the rights of workers is less than it seems is encapsulated in this passage from her piece for the Financial Times: “I will ensure that there is representation for workers on company boards and that every employee has a statutory right to receive information about key decisions affecting their company’s future. ...
Noel Edmonds accuses Lloyds of 'foot dragging' over HBOS payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 03:06:15 PM
.... “Not only did this cost me a vast amount financially, but it caused me great public humiliation, frustration and distress,” he added. Edmonds – a former Radio 1 DJ, children’s TV presenter and quiz show host – says he was a client of former HBOS employee Mark Dobson, who was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison, along with five others after a jury heard they spent the proceeds of their fraudulent activities on superyachts and sex parties, while destroying businesses to which they had lent money. ...
Noel Edmonds accuses Lloyds of 'foot dragging' over HBOS payouts image
...."Not only did this cost me a vast amount financially, but it caused me great public humiliation, frustration and distress," he said in the letter. "The impact that your employee had on the lives of many others was even more severe, with relationships and livelihoods destroyed and homes lost. ...
WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 10:38:57 AM
....Security officials in the UK, however, say they have not seen anything they would regard as hard evidence, Gordon Corera, the BBC's security correspondent, reports. Companies in Asia and Europe have been warning employees to be careful when clicking on attachments and links in their emails. ...
Lyft strikes self-driving deal with Google's Waymo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 08:23:51 AM
....The move is set to escalate rivalry between Waymo and Uber, which are fighting a court battle over self-driving technology. Waymo says a former employee stole some technology and started a company with it. ...
General election 2017: Workers' rights protections promised by Tories image
....50 an hour, would rise in line with average earnings until 2022. The Conservatives would also insist listed companies had representation for workers on their boards - whether on advisory panels, as a non-executive director or through a directly appointed worker representative - although firms would not be forced to have actual employees in the boardroom. ...
A new company every week: inside the UK's AI revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... Last year, the website Contractor Calculator re-launched its AI-powered IR35 testing tool. IR35 is the rule HMRC uses to determine whether someone is genuinely self-employed, or technically an employee. ...
NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:41:08 PM
....Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning. Are you a patient or an NHS employee? Are you still being affected by the cyber attack and its aftermath? Share your story with us by emailing haveyoursay@bbc. ...
Foxtons' tweets win few fans – now the slowdown gives it little to sing about | Simon Goodley image
.... The company is fast developing a reputation for not always sticking exactly to its word. You will recall how there is currently an almighty row between the company and some staff about efforts to wriggle out of a defined benefit pension scheme – which pays out to employees based on years of service with either a career average or final salary. ...
Office sauna image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:30:10 AM
....Dolly Parton sings that "you're just a step on the boss-man's ladder" - not much motivation for workin' nine to five. So how can the modern office attract people to tumble outta bed and commute into work, especially when many employees could simply turn on their laptop and get things done? And how can that office make you more productive?. ...
Great bed and power shower: is this really a budget hotel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:00:03 PM
....Analysts say the investment in better amenities is coinciding with a reduction in corporate travel budgets. This means employees of big companies, accustomed to higher-end bookings, do not encounter a gulf in quality when they trade down to a Premier Inn or Travelodge. ...
Which? names Richer Sounds and Toolstation as UK's best-rated shops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:01:40 AM
....”. The hi-fi and TV specialist was founded by influential business guru Julian Richer, who has promised to hand his business to his employees through a trust model similar to that of John Lewis when he dies. ...
'Return to your old job and plan a coming back party' – our work expert responds image
.... The team is small and I feel that I fit in well. Another employee, the sole HR representative, started at the same time as me. ...
Tory donor questioned by SFO over corruption claims at Petrofac image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 04:47:44 PM
.... It then shared its findings with the SFO. An SFO spokesman confirmed it was investigating “the activities of Petrofac PLC, its subsidiaries, and their officers, employees and agents for suspected bribery, corruption and money laundering”. ...
Whistleblower sparks Hyundai and Kia recall of 240,000 cars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 05:37:45 AM
....The South Korean government has ordered carmakers Hyundai and Kia Motors to recall about 240,000 cars, after a tip off from a whistleblower. The ex-Hyundai employee raised concern about defects which affected 12 different car models. ...
Deliveroo overhauls controversial courier contracts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:19:40 PM
....The gig economy - where people work on a job-by-job basis rather than being paid a salary and benefits - and zero-hours contracts have come under increasing scrutiny. Most recently, Labour's draft manifesto spelled out how it wanted to move the "burden of proof" in the gig economy so that the law assumes a worker is an employee unless that person states otherwise. ...
Lloyds chief says taxpayer to make £500m on bank rescue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 04:26:56 PM
....". However, the bank still has to deal with the aftermath of a £245m money laundering scandal that was uncovered at its Reading office which led to the jailing of two former employees. ...
State pension chaos: Near impossible to know entitlement, say experts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 01:07:00 PM
....Steven Cameron, pensions director at Aegon said: “The new single state pension was presented by the Government as simpler than the old system, but if anything how much an individual will receive will be even more complex to calculate until after a transitional period of decades. "The previous set up involved a basic state pension and for employees, an earnings related top-up. ...
BAE chair fails to confirm whether staff are loading bombs on to Saudi jets image
. The chairman of arms manufacturer BAE Systems repeatedly declined to say whether the company’s employees are loading bombs on to Saudi Tornado jets involved in the conflict in Yemen. ...
Barclays chief apologises to shareholders over whistleblowing incident image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:26:33 PM
....”. Providing more details about the situation, McFarlane said the bank thought the allegations had been raised in a external letter from the US, rather than from an employee. ...
Noel Edmonds seeks £50m damages for HBOS fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:10:09 PM
....Mr Edmonds's lawyers have written to Antonio Horta-Osorio, chief executive of HBOS owner Lloyds, seeking payment. Two former employees at HBOS's Reading office were part of a £245m loans scam that cheated small business customers by insisting that they use a specific turnaround firm. ...
Dramatic minimum wage rises will put low-paid jobs at risk, says IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 05:47:26 PM
....The IFS argued that this jump, while more modest than Labour’s proposals, still breached the understanding between the unions, employers and government under a tri-partite agreement to review the level of minimum pay each year on the low pay commission. It said the outgoing Conservative government increased the proportion of employees aged 25 and over paid the NLW from 4% to 8% and it will rise to 12% under current Tory plans by 2020. ...
You're fired! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 01:38:41 PM
...."It's not a respectful way to connect with an individual," says Rosemary Guyatt, HR Manager at the Australian HR Institute. "If someone is dismissed inappropriately you're going to have a very disgruntled ex-employee. ...
Aberdeen-Standard deal 'to cost 800 jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:34:28 AM
....It continued: "At this time it is estimated that the integration and restructuring will result in a phased reduction of approximately 800 roles from the total global headcount of the combined group as at 31 December 2016 of approximately 9,000 over the three-year integration period. "Synergies will come in part from employee departures arising from natural turnover. ...
Investors should get a bigger say on executive pay, says IoD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:25:49 AM
....Oliver Parry, the head of corporate governance at the IoD, said: “UK company boards have been put under unprecedented scrutiny in recent months, with the government and the House of Commons business committee suggesting reforms to executive pay and the governance of private companies. “UK corporate governance is highly regarded across the world, but there is still a pressing need to rebuild public trust in big business to work in the long-term interests of investors and employees, rather than the short-term interests of managers. ...
Rock bottom interest rates destroy pension pots as £10m forced to delay retirement past 65 image
....” .  Avis called on more companies to support older workers and consider offering income protection and critical illness cover to help employees cope with ill-health. ...
IoD: Investors need bigger say in executive pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 11:14:54 PM
....Despite some high profile rebellions in recent months, executive pay is usually approved at annual general meetings, the IoD added. "There is still a pressing need to rebuild public trust in big business, to work in the long-term interests of investors and employees, rather than the short-term interests of managers," said Oliver Parry, head of corporate governance at the IoD. ...
John Lewis takes £36m hit for minimum wage error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 02:23:30 PM
....The retailer said the issue related to the use of pay averaging, which spreads workers' pay evenly over the year. It said employees were paid the correct amount over the course of the year. ...
John Lewis profits suffer £36m dent from minimum wage error image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:54:26 AM
....The issue came to light after a worker raised concerns about their monthly pay following the annual results published in March. John Lewis said employees received the correct pay over the year, but in months where those on hourly rates worked more than average pay fell below the national minimum rate required by law because of the pay averaging system. ...
Zero hours workers are 'missing out on paid holidays' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 12:35:20 PM
.... . Citizens Advice said that while some employers mislead employees about holiday entitlement due to the ignorance of bosses, others purposefully flout the law and exploit workers' confusion. ...
What’s it like to lose £350m? A rogue trader confesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 08:00:27 AM
....” Traders who showed no compassion for wounded competitors were sometimes also nicknamed “snipers”. Individuals who do their duty, what they are told to do, and as well as they can, are often considered perfect employees – no matter what their job description is. ...
Employers add a ‘cheap place to live’ to list of staff perks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
....Forget private medical insurance or money off gym membership. If you’re a priced-out young person struggling with London’s sky-high property costs, a cheap place to live that comes with your job would probably be number one on your fantasy list of employee benefits. ...
Santander faces challenge over fraud losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 10:08:30 AM
.... . "This scam is a tragic case of criminal theft by a fraudster impersonating the chairman in an email to an employee within his business. ...
Could my meetings with the HR manager have led to their dismissal? image
.... The team is small and I feel I fit in well. Another employee, the sole HR representative, started at the same time as me. ...
Delta Air Lines kicks US family off flight after row over toddler image
....The FAA's website also "strongly urges" parents to put young children in a safety device in their own seat. An airline employee then told Mr Schear "the plane is not going to move. ...
Former Jaeger owner: I could save it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 03:38:06 PM
...."It's not just about money. There are hundred of employees that deserve to be part of this company that they've given their life to," he added. ...
Société Générale to pay £815m to settle Libyan lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 01:57:33 PM
....The announcement said the terms of settlement were confidential and included a apology from the French bank. “Société Générale wishes to place on record its regret about the lack of caution of some of its employees,” the joint statement said. ...
GMB claims ballot 'victory' for Bridgend Lidl staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 10:58:42 AM
....". A Lidl spokesman said: "We believe that our employees are fairly represented within the business, without having to engage with unions and creating a fragmented workforce. ...
Asos dumps controversial temp agency as Sports Direct row continues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:17:22 PM
.... We are unable to comment at this time regarding specific commercial agreements. We will continue to keep all our employees and customers updated as the situation progresses. ...
A slap in the face with a wet squid: the weird world of workplace punishments image
....Human cockfight. As part of a class action suit launched last year against the Australian fundraising company Appco, it was alleged that underperforming employees – in this case, chuggers – were obliged to square off on their knees at morning meetings, with their arms tied behind their backs, and peck one another into submission. ...
HMRC steps up inquiry into employment status of Hermes couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:06:14 PM
....Hermes had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication. The growth of the gig economy has given rise to a series of legal disputes between workers and companies that seek to keep costs down by classifying them as something other than full employees. ...

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