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....Jeroen Dijsselbloem of the Netherlands' left-leaning Labour party (PvdA) has called for expanding a proposed law giving the national government power to block telecommunications sector takeovers to include all industries. The country's main employers' association, the VNO-NCW, said in a statement before the election it did not want "new far-reaching protective measures by the government". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....This was back in 2012, and Jessica decided to return to her civil service job sooner than originally planned, after she and her doctor agreed that getting back to doing the work she loved would keep her focused and hopefully mitigate her anxiety. But Jessica, who had to reveal her mental health problem to her employers to receive the flexible schedule she needed, claims that her managers and colleagues started to make negative assumptions about her capabilities, and began to exclude her from projects. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". Their employer, Oakhurst Dairy, is likely to appeal. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, said UK Mail’s “punitive fines” were “a stark example of an employer reaping all the benefits of the gig economy, while the worker bears all the risk”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . But after being refused a job some 40-odd times, he has concluded employers are loath to hire him - even if his name is marginally different - spelt Hussain, not Hussein. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Companies operating in the gig economy are “having their cake and eating it” by treating workers like staff while avoiding the tax and regulations on employing people on full-time contracts, according to a study. A survey of workers in the gig economy found that most believed their employers were exploiting a lack of regulation to grow quickly. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....15 per half day since it was first introduced in 2009, leading to questions in the Scottish parliament and an investigation by the Poverty Alliance, a charity which oversees Scotland’s living wage policy. Peter Kelly, the charity’s chief executive, warned in October the SQA could be stripped of its status as a living wage employer unless it guaranteed a living wage, but had promised to introduce “robust” ways to monitor pay. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....7% - the lowest since October 2014. But Ms Forbes said that recent weakness in wages growth probably reflects temporary caution about Brexit among employers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Getting a first job is a financial rite of passage and often a horrible one, not least because teenagers often embrace it with such innocent enthusiasm. It is heartbreaking to watch their good cheer melt away as they are faced with less than minimum wages, long hours and grumpy customers and employers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But for most, “the best days of well-funded early retirement are behind us,” Long said. “The risk to employers is of a workforce trapped in jobs they don’t want to do, which will inevitably impact on productivity. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Thankfully, due to media coverage, recent court and tribunal decisions and announcements of government inquiries such as Taylor’s, it appears as though a general consensus is forming on the undesirability of large-scale deprivation of employment rights in this sector. But the justification from employers when called out on their failure to provide employment rights always comes down to the same thing: these workers want flexibility and their model provides this. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Excel, which is in liquidation and currently operating as part of CitySprint, is not contesting the case. Boxer’s case is the latest in a string of tribunals against gig economy employers and the second of four relating to the employment status of couriers being backed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Take the phone out of the equation and so-called disrupters are no different from Victorian factories paying home workers per matchbox. State spending, although decried by market fundamentalists as a drag on the economy, is actually a boon to employers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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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....The staff, who held their first strike on Saturday, are not just asking for the real living wage (as calculated by the Living Wage Foundation), but also for their union, the Bectu sector of Prospect, to be recognised and for their concerns about the cinema’s booking system to be heard. “We are asking our customers to boycott the cinema until our employer agrees to sit down with us,” Sa said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Oli, a former state schoolteacher, explained that he wanted to take shared parental leave so his self-employed wife could go back to work. “While my employer said that I could take the leave, they would not pay me the statutory maternity pay, saying I would have to go unpaid … so I went back to work once my paternity leave came to an end,” he said. ... [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
.... Oli, a former state schoolteacher, explained that he wanted to take shared parental leave so his self-employed wife could go back to work. “While my employer said that I could take the leave, they would not pay me the statutory maternity pay, saying I would have to go unpaid … so I went back to work once my paternity leave came to an end,” he said. ...
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
....But for most, “the best days of well-funded early retirement are behind us,” Long said. “The risk to employers is of a workforce trapped in jobs they don’t want to do, which will inevitably impact on productivity. ...
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
....Thankfully, due to media coverage, recent court and tribunal decisions and announcements of government inquiries such as Taylor’s, it appears as though a general consensus is forming on the undesirability of large-scale deprivation of employment rights in this sector. But the justification from employers when called out on their failure to provide employment rights always comes down to the same thing: these workers want flexibility and their model provides this. ...
Sir Ian McKellen and Susan Sarandon back Picturehouse cinema boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
....The staff, who held their first strike on Saturday, are not just asking for the real living wage (as calculated by the Living Wage Foundation), but also for their union, the Bectu sector of Prospect, to be recognised and for their concerns about the cinema’s booking system to be heard. “We are asking our customers to boycott the cinema until our employer agrees to sit down with us,” Sa said. ...
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. ...
London cycle courier 'was punished for refusing work after eight hours in cold' image
.... Excel, which is in liquidation and currently operating as part of CitySprint, is not contesting the case. Boxer’s case is the latest in a string of tribunals against gig economy employers and the second of four relating to the employment status of couriers being backed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. ...
AkzoNobel wins Dutch political support against possible bid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:01:56 AM
....Jeroen Dijsselbloem of the Netherlands' left-leaning Labour party (PvdA) has called for expanding a proposed law giving the national government power to block telecommunications sector takeovers to include all industries. The country's main employers' association, the VNO-NCW, said in a statement before the election it did not want "new far-reaching protective measures by the government". ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
....This was back in 2012, and Jessica decided to return to her civil service job sooner than originally planned, after she and her doctor agreed that getting back to doing the work she loved would keep her focused and hopefully mitigate her anxiety. But Jessica, who had to reveal her mental health problem to her employers to receive the flexible schedule she needed, claims that her managers and colleagues started to make negative assumptions about her capabilities, and began to exclude her from projects. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
....”. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, said UK Mail’s “punitive fines” were “a stark example of an employer reaping all the benefits of the gig economy, while the worker bears all the risk”. ...
Indian engineer named Saddam Hussain cannot get a job image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 10:09:22 AM
.... . But after being refused a job some 40-odd times, he has concluded employers are loath to hire him - even if his name is marginally different - spelt Hussain, not Hussein. ...
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. ...
‘Corrupt firms can make troublemakers’ lives intolerable’ – our work expert responds image
.... If nothing happens, leave. You don’t want to work for an employer that condones such shabby behaviour. ...
Seven ways to teach your kids about money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
.... Getting a first job is a financial rite of passage and often a horrible one, not least because teenagers often embrace it with such innocent enthusiasm. It is heartbreaking to watch their good cheer melt away as they are faced with less than minimum wages, long hours and grumpy customers and employers. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... Take the phone out of the equation and so-called disrupters are no different from Victorian factories paying home workers per matchbox. State spending, although decried by market fundamentalists as a drag on the economy, is actually a boon to employers. ...
Gig economy companies trying to have their cake and eat it, say workers image
....Companies operating in the gig economy are “having their cake and eating it” by treating workers like staff while avoiding the tax and regulations on employing people on full-time contracts, according to a study. A survey of workers in the gig economy found that most believed their employers were exploiting a lack of regulation to grow quickly. ...
MPC member calls for interest rates to rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:52:03 PM
....7% - the lowest since October 2014. But Ms Forbes said that recent weakness in wages growth probably reflects temporary caution about Brexit among employers. ...
Scotland's exam body promises living wage after £6 hourly rate revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:59:31 PM
....15 per half day since it was first introduced in 2009, leading to questions in the Scottish parliament and an investigation by the Poverty Alliance, a charity which oversees Scotland’s living wage policy. Peter Kelly, the charity’s chief executive, warned in October the SQA could be stripped of its status as a living wage employer unless it guaranteed a living wage, but had promised to introduce “robust” ways to monitor pay. ...
Ultra-rich protect wealth with spread of 'family offices' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:44:49 AM
...."They are about creating dynasties, ensuring generational transfers of wealth," she says. As well as maximising financial interests and investments, such family offices can look after every aspect of the private lives of their employers. ...
Over-55s urged to wise up on pension advice image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:43:00 PM
....Funds can be accessed at any age and redeemed against the cost of regulated financial advice, where fees range from £75 to £150 an hour. Yet many over-55s are unaware of the allowance and do not realise there is a further £500 tax break for employer-arranged advice, LV= says. ...
Jones Bootmaker is on the brink – but it's not all gloom on the high street image
.... Eventually, governments of both left and right resorted to statutory incomes policies as they sought to bring inflation down. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics suggests that the UK now has a non-statutory incomes policy, enforced by employers rather than by Whitehall. ...
Slow burn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:27:47 PM
.... . That's because there comes a point where employers seeking to hire more workers may have to offer sharply higher pay to meet that aim, and they could then pass that on to consumers in higher prices. ...
UK unemployment is as low as 1975 – but why aren't wages rising? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:18:08 AM
.... Eventually, governments of both left and right resorted to statutory incomes policies as they sought to bring inflation down. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics suggests that the UK now has a non-statutory incomes policy, enforced by employers rather than by Whitehall. ...
Ikea drivers living in trucks for months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:20 AM
....After a few months on the road he will board a minibus back to Slovakia. His Slovakian employer, Bring, says Emilian is responsible for taking his rest breaks, and can return home whenever he likes. ...
EU workplace headscarf ban 'can be legal', says ECJ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:08:02 AM
....G4S's rules prohibited "any manifestation of such beliefs without distinction", and were therefore not directly discriminatory, the court said. It said "an employer's desire to project an image of neutrality towards both its public and private sector customers is legitimate" - but national courts had to make sure this policy of neutrality was applied equally to all employees. ...
UK economy will grow more strongly than expected, says BCC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:01:15 AM
.... Recruitment agency ManpowerGroup said business hiring had dropped to its weakest level for three years. Its survey, based on responses from 2,119 UK employers, found hiring confidence had fallen sharply in London and Scotland, the two strongest remain-supporting regions of the UK. ...
Too many firms game the system. They should be transforming lives  | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... On the one hand, the supposed helping hand of the state, now fully re-purposed by Thatcher, Blair and Cameron into an instrument of control and punishment. On the other, private employers who can’t and won’t live up to the promises made by ministers and the models confected by mandarins. ...
Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman | Paul Mason image
....25 million in 2001. Trade unions estimate that around half a million of those are bogus and are really working for a single employer, using the status to collude with that employer to pay less tax. ...
Ivy restaurant spin-off accused of hogging service charge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:08:46 PM
....“Most people pay the service charge without question believing that the extra cash goes entirely to the staff that served them. And yet, there is currently no legal requirement for employers to give staff a portion of it,” said Turnbull. ...
A helping hand with childcare: options to make your child and wallet happy image
....Participants will now need to choose between this scheme and the new Tax-Free Childcare system. You can sign up for the existing scheme until April 2018, and make payments as long as your employer continues to offer it. ...
‘Think of it as an utterly invaluable learning experience’ – our work expert responds image
.... People who try it should be commended not castigated if it fails. If a prospective employer doesn’t understand this then they’re probably not someone you want to work for. ...
Markets in 'no doubt' on US rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:33:01 PM
....Analysts said the odds strengthened on Friday after figures showed better than expected jobs growth in February. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US employers added 235,000 new jobs, exceeding economists' forecasts. ...
Forget the fuss – bumper paydays go on for UK's best-paid boss Sorrell | Nils Pratley image
....In this case, the obfuscation looks significant since Standard Life announced its £11bn “merger” with Aberdeen Asset Management only 48 hours earlier. If Cumming or his (now former) employer wanted to plead complete coincidence, they’d surely have spoken up. ...
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. ...
No rights, more tax: this is Conservative ‘fairness’ for the self-employed | Frances O’Grady image
.... Are we really happy with a situation in which almost 5 million people face a choice of going to work ill or not getting paid?. And then there’s the problem of how to crack down on the bad employers using bogus self-employment to avoid their responsibilities. ...
'This is grossly unfair': self-employed readers react to NICs increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:21:03 PM
....I’ll pay more NI overall – probably about £30 to £35 per year I think. It’s said it’s to level the playing field with those in employment but I already lack sick pay, holiday pay, and employer pension contributions and my work can get cancelled at any point with no compensation. ...
Tesco to pay out nearly £10m to staff after payroll errors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:56:20 AM
.... The retailer has notified HM Revenue and Customs and the shopworkers’ union, Usdaw, of the error. Debenhams was among a list of 360 employers named and shamed by the government last month for underpaying staff. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
.... The scheme enables students to sign up straight from school to a five or six year programme of work-based learning and assessment that gives them the qualification of solicitor. There are also a variety of legal apprenticeship schemes currently used by employers. ...
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. ...
Budget 2017: manifesto row clouds chancellor's attempt at low-key package image
.... The chancellor justified both decisions as necessary to make the tax system fairer. He said an employee earning £32,000 would incur together with their employer about £6,170 of NICs, while a self-employed person earning the equivalent amount would pay only £2,300. ...
Few will spot the difference in national insurance – at first | Patrick Collinson image
....There was instant condemnation about the NI hikes from some tax planners, including a warning it would have an “emotional impact on self-starters”. Others argue that the self-employed don’t get the luxury of paid annual leave, employer pension contributions or enhanced parental leave pay, and must support themselves through periods of no work. ...
Pret a Manger: just one in 50 job applicants are British, says HR boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:36:24 PM
.... They are paid national living wage. We need to work on attitudes to work, that’s a challenge for employers,” said Green. ...
Philip Hammond’s budget – our writers give their views | Polly Toynbee, Zoe Williams, Frances Ryan, Faiza Shaheen and Kate Maltby image
....He announced modifiers to the business rate hike that sound good on their own – especially for pubs – but only if you forget what extraordinary rate increases are underpinning them. He set his sights particularly on the self-employed, describing at tedious lengths the difference in national insurance contributions between a self-employed person earning £32,000 and their peer on PAYE; he did not mention that 91% of self-employed people are earning £20,000 or less, 84% are living in poverty (based on their self-employed earnings), and that self-employment generally reflects newly precarious working conditions in which employers avoid giving contracts in order to sidestep rights. ...
Self-employed hit by national insurance hike in budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:24:49 PM
....Appearing to reverse a Conservative party manifesto pledge from 2015, Philip Hammond risked irking his backbenchers and party supporters by announcing he is to close tax benefits that are “no longer justified” by increasing the national insurance contributions (NICs) for self-employed people earning more than £16,250 a year. Announcing his changes, the chancellor said an employee earning £32,000 a year currently faces an NI bill of £6,170 along with their employer, while the bill for a self-employed person earning the same salary would be £2,300. ...
Lack of pension equality for same-sex couples 'is sexual discrimination' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:05:48 PM
.... They entered into a civil partnership in January 2006, which was later converted into marriage. The claim, according to Liberty, “challenges an exemption in the Equality Act that lets employers exclude same-sex partners from spousal benefits paid into a pension fund before December 2005, when civil partnerships became legal”. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for parents - tax-free childcare to start next month image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:00:00 AM
....The allowance will pay 20 per cent of childcare costs so a family would need to spend £10,000 a year to get the full amount of credit. Experts said it was good news for the self-employed and those whose employers do not offer employer sponsored childcare vouchers. ...
Blood couriers launch case challenging self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:19:22 PM
....”. He added that getting rid of worker status might also make it harder for those currently classed as self-employed to win more rights from their employers - because the hurdle of proof was higher. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
....". Two kinds of AI are required for Claire to do this: natural language processing to converse with the traveller as another human being would, and a trip selection algorithm that personalises the booking experience within the employer's policy constraints. ...
High heels row: MPs 'shocked' by women's dress code stories image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 02:21:10 PM
....MPs said they were "shocked" by stories submitted as part of the inquiry, which included one case of a woman who had been told to dye her hair blonde. The government has said no employer should discriminate on gender grounds. ...
Car deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:49:19 PM
.... . Under boss Carlos Tavares it has been revitalised, and the GM Europe deal will allow him to overtake his previous employer, Renault, to become Europe's second largest carmaker. ...
Ending free movement from EU is no 'quick fix' for low wages, Lords say image
....”. The Lords warn that simply extending the current “points-based” work permit system for non-EU skilled migrants to cover EU workers could result in labour shortages as it will disproportionately hit some employers’ ability to sponsor EU workers, including the NHS and social care. ...
No bed of roses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:12:42 AM
....". While discussions about a minimum wage are continuing within the horticulture sector, Stephen Oburo from the Federation of Kenyan Employers, an affiliate of Kenya's Labour Ministry, claims that the onus should be shifted to employees rather than employers in order to exercise fair workers' rights. ...
Memo to bosses: expect zero loyalty from your zero-hours workers | Barbara Ellen image
.... According to the latest figures, there are now 910,000 people on zero-hours contracts, representing a record high. More positively, the think-tank Resolution notes that the pace of growth for zero-hours contracts slowed rapidly in the second half of 2016, due to a combination of factors, including rising public awareness, employers fearing that Brexit could lead to a struggle to recruit labour and employers not wanting the kind of negative publicity that the likes of Sports Direct attracted. ...
Uber is smart, simple and seductive. But should we still be using it? image
.... But Uber is surely more than an app: it’s a company that provides real people with a livelihood. Most people would probably think that makes Uber an employer. ...
Hairdressers of the world unite against hidden dangers of the salon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 04:06:07 PM
....In 2009, the Health and Safety Executive handed over responsibility for its campaign on dermatitis to the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (Habia) and the National Hairdressers’ Federation. However, Habia’s website refers to health and safety only from an employers’ perspective and does not offer guidance to hairdressers. ...
‘I want a career rather than a series of jobs’ – our work expert responds image
....I think you need to be a little more specific about yourself. You say you have a “wealth of experience and skills” but few employers are interested in a wealth of experience. ...
Sick DPD couriers face £150 charge if unable to find cover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:39:12 PM
....“The gig economy is producing wave after wave of evidence on the grim reality of life at the bottom of Britain’s labour market,” said Field, whose committee is holding a parliamentary inquiry into the gig economy. “A group of companies now controls the working lives of an unknown number of people, and yet evades its own responsibilities as employers and taxpayers by labelling those people as self-employed … This move [by DPD] makes the rest of the gig economy look as though it operates in the Garden of Eden. ...
Record 910,000 UK workers on zero-hours contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 09:55:26 AM
....It was the first time growth in zero-hours was slower than overall employment growth across the economy, the thinktank said. “With the employment rate at a record high and the first inklings that firms may think the supply of labour from the EU could be limited after Brexit, employers may be finding it harder to fill roles without guaranteeing hours of work,” Resolution said. ...
New Lifetime ISA launched in April: Should you use it to boost retirement savings?  image
....Therefore, it could be better for anyone who earns more than £45,000 (the higher rate tax band from 2017/18) to save into a pension scheme for retirement. Anyone who saves through a work-based Defined Contribution (DC) pension scheme is also likely to benefit from additional employer contributions - essentially extra money on top of your salary. ...
Rosa Monckton: Let learning disabled work below minimum wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:55:05 PM
....Mencap, a charity for people with a learning disability, disagreed that the main barrier to getting work was the minimum wage. Educating and working with employers to create the right roles was the most important factor, said Dan Scorer, head of policy. ...
'It's getting tougher' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:17:26 AM
....The alleged exploitation of migrants, and fears that Australians are losing out to foreigners in the jobs market, have prompted the government in Canberra to signal reforms to its temporary overseas workers' scheme. Known as the 457 visa programme, it allows employers to bring in staff from abroad if they can't find a suitably qualified Australian. ...
BME career progression 'could add £24bn a year to UK economy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:01:21 AM
....The report into race in the workplace found recruitment processes, a tendency by managers to promote people similar to themselves and, in some cases, outright discrimination had all held back workers from BME backgrounds. The report’s author, businesswoman Ruby McGregor-Smith, called on employers to come clean about their lack of diversity by publishing a breakdown of their workforce by race and pay band. ...
Firms urged to publish ethnic breakdown image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:12:53 AM
....". "The economic benefits of harnessing untapped talent is huge and I urge employers to implement these recommendations to ensure everyone can reach the top of their career - whatever their background. ...
BMW considers making electric Mini outside UK due to Brexit worries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 06:21:12 PM
.... What’s important for us is that the UK’s negotiations with the EU result in uncomplicated, tariff-free access to the EU single market in future. “As a major investor and employer in the UK, the BMW group urges the government to take the concerns of international business into account. ...
I'm starting a new job, but will need to take time off soon for therapy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... As a certain amount of my work is fairly independent of my colleagues’ input, making up the hours won’t be a problem. I’ve already worked out a few strategies to do this, depending on what would best fit with my new employer’s work pattern. ...
Love your job image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:19:58 AM
....Nevertheless, the proportion of older workers in employment drops sharply between the ages of 53 and 67. In its report on how we can achieve longer and more fulfilled working lives, the CIPD suggests employers should adopt a system of career reviews for older workers where their development needs are discussed. ...
'I never felt it was mine' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:17:45 AM
....". With more than 200 members of staff, Ebac is a sizable employer in an economically deprived area, but Mr Elliott's opinions about his workforce may raise some eyebrows. ...
UK workers' wages fell 1% a year between 2008 and 2015, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:43 AM
....The UK’s lowest-paid workers are also the target of a government campaign, launched on Monday, to increase awareness of the national living wage and minimum wage as well as encouraging employees to check whether they were being paid properly. Significant numbers of low-paid workers were confused about when they should be receiving pay and what deductions could be legally made by their employer, according to research among 1,4000 workers who earned less than £15,000 a year. ...
When will Britons get a pay rise? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 03:05:50 PM
.... There are millions of people who would prefer to walk over hot coals than ask their manager to reward good work with extra cash. Last week a report found that millennials not only failed to claim a larger slice of the wages pie in their current workplace, they also moved job with less frequency, denying themselves the opportunity to negotiate a boost with a new employer. ...
‘Part-time is unfairly interpreted as lack of commitment’ – our work expert responds image
.... But I’m looking to buy a property in the next few years – I have great credit and still have a decent savings pot – so a long-term, stable income is a requirement. How do I pitch myself to employers when it’s clear from my CV that my real passion is not the thing I’m applying for?. ...
Government pension scheme begins ditching oil and gas investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 10:21:26 AM
.... The Guardian has been running its own campaign called Keep it in the ground. The move by Nest is notable because it is a public body – it was set up by the government to help employers meet their obligations under the automatic enrolment retirement saving initiative, which went live in 2012. ...
Ex-John Lewis boss: 'The Tories are the insurgents in the West Midlands' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:00:00 AM
....Andy Street quit as the boss of John Lewis last year to try to become the mayor of the West Midlands. If elected in May, he plans to turn back to his former employer in an attempt to revolutionise public services. ...
'I wondered if I just wasn't good enough' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:02:22 AM
....He is autistic, which means he has difficulty communicating with, and forming relationships, with other people. He suspects that may have held him back from selling himself to employers. ...
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'Employers are missing out' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:56:58 AM
.... . Initially her new employers were very receptive to her needs, but as time went on they became less supportive. ...

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