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....A Channel 4 undercover investigation in December quoted workers saying conditions at its Kingsway distribution centre in Rochdale were "worse than a prison". JD Sports denied allegations that it operated a "three strikes" policy before dismissing workers over minor misdemeanours such as being caught with a cigarette lighter or using mobile phones, and that workers were being underpaid. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... This puts the emphasis on women to make sure we don’t go and work for a company that treats us unfairly. By making it women’s job to hold organisations accountable for equal pay, the government is essentially saying it’s our own fault if we find ourselves underpaid. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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JD Sports' profits boosted by fashion for fitness wear image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:22:03 AM
....A Channel 4 undercover investigation in December quoted workers saying conditions at its Kingsway distribution centre in Rochdale were "worse than a prison". JD Sports denied allegations that it operated a "three strikes" policy before dismissing workers over minor misdemeanours such as being caught with a cigarette lighter or using mobile phones, and that workers were being underpaid. ...
Businesses won’t address the gender pay gap until they are forced to | Harriet Minter image
.... This puts the emphasis on women to make sure we don’t go and work for a company that treats us unfairly. By making it women’s job to hold organisations accountable for equal pay, the government is essentially saying it’s our own fault if we find ourselves underpaid. ...
British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
.... The directors of a bank see compliance as an expense without any return. The compliance professionals are underpaid, underskilled and receive little or no effective training in spotting criminal patterns. ...
Sports Direct calls executive pay report 'fake news' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:59:54 AM
.... . Since then, the company has promised an independent inquiry and to undertake significant reforms, including offering compensation to workers who had been underpaid. ...
Tesco to pay back thousands of underpaid staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:24:00 AM
. Tesco is reimbursing 140,000 current and former staff who were left underpaid due to a payroll error. ...
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
....“We expose companies who fail to pay workers at least the minimum wage, but where there has been underpayment it is preferable that companies identify, and correct, that underpayment themselves,” she said. “It is completely unacceptable for any worker to be underpaid and everybody should check their pay ahead of the national minimum and living wages rising on 1 April. ...
Sir Philip Green strikes BHS pension deal with regulator image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:38:18 PM
....There will be no cap on pension payouts, which would have been the case under the PPF and would have hit those with bigger pensions. Current pensioners will also receive a lump sum to make up for any underpaid pension benefits since March 2016, when the scheme, in effect, was under PPF rules during an assessment period. ...
The supermarket food gamble may be up | Felicity Lawrence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 06:00:29 AM
.... Migrant labour is not coincidental but structural to the just-in-time model, which needs the extreme flexibility of a class of desperate workers to function. Undocumented, underpaid migrants from Africa have provided the labour to harvest Italian and Spanish crops. ...
Argos to pay £2.4m to 37,000 workers paid less than minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 03:26:07 PM
.... The underpayment affects 12,000 current employees and more than 25,000 former staff. The number of workers underpaid by Argos is well in excess of those shortchanged by Debenhams, which on Wednesday became the most prolific offender to be “named and shamed” by the government under a system that came into force in 2013. ...
Debenhams tops government's shame list for underpaying staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 07:14:42 PM
....More than 1,000 firms have now been publicly shamed for underpaying their staff since the name and shame system was introduced in 2013. They have underpaid their staff by a total of more than £4. ...
Why we must make homes truly affordable for our key workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:00:12 AM
....Relocation from the inner to the outer boroughs is an entrenched pattern for both private and public sector workers who want to plant a foot on the property ladder, or to get more space for their rent while commuting into their jobs in the centre of the capital. This creates a “ghetto effect”, similar to that in Paris, where an underpaid and discontented workforce is housed on the outer edges of the city, Urwin adds. ...
Nearly 700 firms fined total of £1.4m for not paying minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:29:40 PM
....The fine averages at a little more than £2,000 for each firm, but it is understood that bigger culprits have paid about £20,000 each. The overall fine, though, amounts to only about 40% of the total they underpaid. ...
Sports Direct chairman survives shareholder revolt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:50:20 AM
.... . Since then, the company has promised an independent inquiry and to undertake significant reforms, including offering compensation to workers who had been underpaid. ...
Ireland may not get Apple's €13bn back taxes in full, EU says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 11:56:26 AM
....Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner, suggested Ireland may not see the full €13bn in back taxes if Apple chose to pay larger amounts to its US headquarters to fund research and development. Speaking to the Irish Independent, she said the total paid to Ireland could be reduced because other EU member states may demand more tax from Apple if they concluded that the US tech firm had underpaid them, because it had been routing profits to Apple’s Irish headquarters in Cork. ...
Unpaid benefits at record level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:28:03 PM
....The government said it was providing more help to claimants to provide accurate information. Nearly 65% of underpaid benefits - the equivalent to about £1bn a year - was the result of inaccurate information from claimants, it said. ...
Asos accused of underpaying new warehouse staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:29:02 PM
....It was reported last year that Asos warehouse operatives were so overworked, they did not have time to use the toilet, an allegation the company denied. Earlier this year, the GMB raised concerns about the levels of surveillance on the site and questioned whether so-called “flex” contracts were causing workers to be underpaid. ...
Ikea considers bamboo and new materials to keep prices low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:01:33 AM
....”. Drakeford also defended Ikea’s tax policy after claims by the Green/EFA group in the European parliament that it may have underpaid taxes by €1bn (£853m) between 2009 and 2014 due to aggressive strategies. ...
The 10 lies ​about Black Friday's consumerist circle of hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 07:00:27 AM
.... What is the fetishism of commodities? When a pair of shoes or an iPhone is sold, it is exchanged for another commodity (money for instance). The exchange takes no account of the fact that, for example, some of Apple’s overstressed and underpaid workers contemplated suicide in order to escape the penal servitude of manufacturing must-have commodities for you and me. ...
In fighting to protect jobs and workers, let's not get caught up in xenophobia | Greg Jericho image
....The requirement to advertise locally is absurd – an unpaid advert on Facebook will suffice – and unquestionably there is rorting going on. The Fair Work Commission suggested last year that about 20% of workers on 457 visas were underpaid or employed in jobs they were not meant to be doing. ...
Labour MP calls for urgent investigation into tax avoidance scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:42:27 AM
....Guardian undercover footage shows Patrick Griffin of Premier Payco, a provider of the schemes, outlining how workers’ contracts are being transferred from a single employment agency into a web of thousands of tiny companies to benefit from an accumulation of small tax breaks, and how each of these tiny companies is ostensibly run by overseas directors. Last year, HMRC advised anybody using such a scheme to notify it to “avoid the costs of litigation and minimise any interest and penalties due on underpaid national insurance”. ...
Labour and unions demand action on temp agencies’ tax avoidance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:00:12 AM
....”. Last year, HMRC advised anybody using such a scheme to notify it to “avoid the costs of litigation and minimise any interest and penalties due on underpaid national insurance”. ...
Revealed: temp agencies' avoidance scheme costs taxpayers 'hundreds of millions' image
....The schemes also generate millions more pounds for participants by exploiting VAT rules that were originally designed to benefit very small businesses. Last year, HMRC advised anybody using such a scheme to notify it to “avoid the costs of litigation and minimise any interest and penalties due on underpaid national insurance”. ...
Only three out of 700 firms prosecuted for paying below minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 05:00:56 AM
....Just three employers have been prosecuted for paying workers below the minimum wage despite HM Revenue and Customs finding 700 who have broken the law in the past two and a half years. Since February 2014, the government has “named and shamed” 700 employers who have underpaid more than 13,000 workers by over £3. ...

North Korea 'feeding workers crystal meth' to speed up skyscraper project
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 09:42:05 AM
.... . It is produced in state-run facilities by underpaid chemists and sold both domestically and internationally. ...
Undercover at Sports Direct: rewarding, exhilarating and sometimes petrifying image
....It was only later that the company had to take notice and the result has been pay rises for Sports Direct’s poorly rewarded workforce, as well as the likelihood of compensation for all the workers not paid properly in the past. That acknowledgement of wrongdoing, as Ashley sat in front of the select committee and admitted the company had underpaid staff, produced a mixture of emotions. ...
Make UK super-rich pay one-off wealth tax, says Fabian Society image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 03:47:49 PM
....The report’s author, Nick Donovan, said: “This is a detailed plan for a one-off wealth tax on those with more than £10m net wealth. It is non-intrusive for those who have clearly played by the rules, but takes a stringent approach to calculating the wealth of those who may have underpaid taxes through aggressive tax avoidance. ...
MPs gave Mike Ashley only a light toasting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 06:28:33 PM
.... Multipack dispatches to shops were in his mind when the Shirebrook centre was designed, thus he couldn’t possibly be expected to know everything that happens in the warehouse. He’s as appalled as anyone to discover that workers have been docked pay for clocking on a minute late, and have been underpaid. ...
Ex-McDonald's CEO suggests replacing employees with robots amid protests image
....“Our decision to ask to join SEIU underscores the fact that we want not just $15 an hour, but union rights too,” said Guadalupe Salazar, one of the McDonald’s workers attending the SEIU convention. “We are sending a powerful message to companies like McDonald’s that we are going to keep fighting until we win an organization that helps lift up not just fast-food workers, but all underpaid workers. ...
How YOU are working 26 days for FREE every year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of April 2016 06:19:00 PM
.... The research found that more than one in ten full-time employees work more than 10 hours a day, far above the 48 hour per week limit allowed under employment laws. The problem is biggest in Scotland where full-time employees area underpaid by £5,239 a year, after working average days of 8 hours and 44 minutes. ...
Can anyone be worth £70m a year, Martin Sorrell? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of April 2016 05:08:53 PM
....Other businessmen agree. John Timpson, who owns the Timpson shoe repair chain, has described Sorrell as the business world’s equivalent of Lionel Messi, Simon Cowell or Elton John and reckons the WPP boss is underpaid in comparison. ...
Foxtons' chief Nic Budden enjoys big pay rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 10:13:28 AM
....The slowdown saw the company’s shares slump 33% from 1 June until the end of the year, while it recorded a 3% fall in pre-tax profit to £40m. But Foxtons said Budden still deserved the 19% pay rise because he had been historically underpaid. ...
Middle class cash-in-hand employers 'unlikely to pay minimum wage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 05:00:04 AM
....20 an hour national living wage for workers aged 25 and over, a 50p increase on the old minimum wage. The government has admitted that it has no accurate idea of how many people are underpaid in the shadow economy and has launched an investigation in an effort to find out. ...
Low-paid workers report sharp rise in ‘wage theft’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of March 2016 07:47:35 PM
....According to Citizens Advice, the trend in what it calls “wage theft” is particularly acute among casual workers such as cleaners and carers. It blames confusing working hours, poor administration and legal loopholes for the sharp rise in the number of people reporting that they are being underpaid. ...
Gender pay gap: three-quarters of employers yet to analyse wages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 12:35:36 AM
....They will have to reveal the information on their website and report the figures annually, with senior executives signing off on the numbers. The legislation, introduced by women and equalities minister Nicky Morgan, is designed to address studies showing that women are still underpaid, four decades after the Equal Pay Act of 1970. ...
Audit of fast-food outlets finds most have underpaid workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 07:22:10 PM
. As many as 84% of fast-food outlets audited last year underpaid at least one of their workers, according to a study by an employment relations firm. ...
Silicon Valley's gender problem extends beyond pay gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of March 2016 01:00:34 PM
....But it’s all part of the same package. To the extent that women are under-represented in Silicon Valley technology firms, and that they are underpaid, it’s probably linked to the fact that some women who might be qualified to do those jobs feel unwelcome within what is still a “brogrammer” culture in many parts of the technology world, simply because of their gender. ...
Ikea's taxes scrutinised after €1bn underpayment claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 08:57:10 PM
. The European commission on Saturday pledged to study a report claiming that Swedish furniture giant Ikea may have underpaid taxes by €1bn between 2009 and 2014 due to aggressive tax strategies. ...
Gender pay gap reporting for big firms to start in 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 09:46:29 AM
....”. However, the timing drew criticism from Labour and trade unions who said female employees should not have to wait another two years to find out if they were being systematically underpaid. ...
Is Royal Mail entitled to destroy my Christmas card containing £100 in vouchers? image
....I sent a Christmas card in an envelope with gift tokens enclosed (a £50 John Lewis and a £50 Debenhams voucher) to a family member in early December using standard first class post. This was not delivered as the postage was apparently underpaid, so it was sent back to the office. ...
Dick Smith underpaid its workers for up to six years, say receivers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 03:55:27 AM
....The troubled electrical retailer Dick Smith has been underpaying workers for as long as six years, according to the firm of receivers restructuring the company. Ferrier Hodgson said on Thursday it had discovered that as many as 3,200 current and former employees had been underpaid their annual leave loading entitlements, possibly dating back to 2010. ...
Cameron too close to Google, say critics, after £130m tax deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 08:37:02 PM
....Cable also said the UK’s decision to announce a tax deal unilaterally “undermines the effort to deal with this internationally”, including the reported attempts by France and Italy to extract higher levels of back taxes from Google. Downing Street said Cameron and Osborne had nothing to do with the agreement struck by HM Revenue & Customs last week to force Google to hand over £130m in underpaid taxes. ...
The Episodic Career: finding happiness in a tough economy – and despite yourself image
....”. The book may not yet resonate with my fellow millennials who have given up on the unpaid internships and taken the underpaid job they didn’t want to take to start paying their ballooning debt, or with the gas station worker wondering which bill to prioritize with his subpar pay, but Chideya offers a few glimpses of hope. ...
Five ways Tesco turned the screws on its suppliers  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 10:00:52 AM
.... . The GCA said that there were “numerous instances” of suppliers being overcharged or underpaid by Tesco as a result of data input errors. ...
Tobacco chief’s new £10m pay-plan leaves shareholders fuming image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of January 2016 07:00:25 PM
.... “I don’t think it’s necessary to keep pushing these levels, frankly,” said one top 10 investor, adding they planned to “push back” against the tobacco giant, which is also seeking approval to boost the package of its finance director, Ben Stevens. “They’re just not underpaid and this is a relatively simple business to run. ...
Wait for a bus and then tell me the market knows best | Owen Jones image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 07:30:02 AM
.... Local authorities can pay for services deemed crucial for local communities, but they do so at great expense. Often the buses themselves are from another age: cold, noisy, rickety vehicles driven by woefully underpaid drivers. ...
'My income is under £10,000, so why am I taxed at 50pc?' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 02:13:19 PM
.... • this employment only started recently and when it began, your employer put you onto the emergency code without getting confirmation from you that you had income from a state or workplace pension; . Some of the arrears will gradually be recovered each month, but given the figures supplied, if your wages stay at the same level, it likely that there will be around £500 of underpaid tax still to pay at the end of the tax year. ...
The little-known perk for filing your tax return by December 31 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 08:23:29 AM
.... . “HM Revenue & Customs’ computer system will capture requests and calculate whether the whole of the underpaid tax can be feasibly spread over equal instalments in the 2016-17 tax year,” he said. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 06:59:09 AM
....• Your feelings are universal. Most people feel they are underpaid, and often they are quite right. ...
Osborne's spending review fails to help the care home cash crisis image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of December 2015 12:01:00 AM
....The financial limitations inflict real pain on people at their most vulnerable. We over rely on the dedication and goodwill of underpaid staff. ...
Myer, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut scandals show many workers don't get a fair go image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 06:22:43 AM
.... Earlier this year, a Four Corners investigation revealed that exploited migrant labour from Asia and Europe was widely used on Australian farms to pick, pack and process a variety of fruit, vegetables and poultry products supplied to supermarket chains. Four Corners found that agricultural workers were underpaid, assaulted, abused verbally at work, threatened with visa withdrawal and, in the case of women, subjected to sexual harassment or propositioned for sexual favours in exchange for visas. ...
Volkswagen investigated in Germany over 'tax evasion' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 07:47:25 PM
.... . These figures would, in turn, affect the amount of car tax drivers were charged, with authorities concerned that members of the public have underpaid. ...
Crusader: Flatmates' power bill was a shocker  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 12:53:00 PM
....ScottishPower accepted that a system problem meant the supplier had not taken direct debits from December to February. But Cass was also concerned about usage discrepancies after she compared the bills she paid with those that were underpaid. ...
ANZ pays $13m to customers who missed out on bonus interest image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 01:07:53 AM
....5% of Progress Saver account holders. “There was an issue where some customers were either underpaid or overpaid the correct amount of bonus interest on their Progress Saver account,” she said. ...
'I realised that something was missing in the British confectionery market' image
.... That’s great for growing the industry, but it’s very different from being a chef, creating your own products and growing a company for the love of food rather than the love of success. A lot of people assume that they can get someone else to make their product for them, make it for a cheaper price using poor-quality ingredients and underpaid staff. ...
Monsoon named and shamed for not paying staff minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 11:01:14 PM
....Monsoon is the second major fashion chain to be targeted by the government this year. In January, H&M was revealed to have underpaid 540 workers a total of £2,605. ...
The unanswered VW questions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 10:57:20 AM
.... . Did any devices cheat more than just nitrogen oxide emissions? If so, did these devices cheat tests to a degree that means a tax discount for low emissions was incorrectly administered? If so, would it be worthwhile for the tax authorities to chase up any underpaid tax?. ...
Australia's 7-Eleven heads resign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 08:02:35 AM
.... . Mr Wilmot said in a statement that he had offered his resignation "following the recent realisation of the extent to which 7-Eleven franchisees had underpaid workers". ...
Australia 7-Eleven chairman Russ Withers and chief executive Warren Wilmot resign image
....Chief executive Warren Wilmot also resigned on Wednesday after weeks of revelations about 7-Eleven stores chronically underpaying international students. Wilmot resigned after the extent to which franchisees had underpaid workers was revealed. ...
HMRC uses new powers on contractors and freelancers: 'I was told to pay £30,000 within 90 days' image
.... . The allegedly underpaid tax can relate to periods of employment from many years ago. ...
There’s nothing good about the rise in zero-hours contracts – ban them now | Peter Fleming image
.... Without housing subsidies and tax credits, for example, the chances of life on a zero-hours contract would actually be zero. So in addition to outlandish credit card debts, it is you – the taxpayer – who is footing the bill to maintain an underpaid and exploited workforce. ...
'National living wage' dodgers face higher penalties image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 11:10:18 PM
.... From the autumn, anyone found guilty of non-compliance will be considered for disqualification as a company director for 15 years. In an article in the Times, Cameron said the new measures were intended to send a message to “unscrupulous employers” that they would pay the price if they underpaid their staff. ...
Student Loans Company is hounding me for debt I paid off in 2009 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of August 2015 06:00:18 AM
....Suddenly this year I got a call from a man saying he worked at SLC. He told me I had ­underpaid by £80 and asked if he could take the payment. ...
Are shock tax bills on the way for British Airbnb landlords?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 08:07:41 AM
.... Richard Morley, a tax specialist at BDO Partners, said HMRC was making increased use of a legal provision called 'section 36'. This gives it power to demand that third parties - which could be private businesses or trade associations, for example - hand over data on their books where there is a suspicion that tax is being underpaid on a wide scale. ...
Employees send McDonald’s to bottom of top 10 ranking of fast food chains image
.... "You only get paid the living wage if you pass the mystery shopper report," said one anonymous poster on the site. "Even if you did a great job the whole week, another staff member would make a mistake, and you would be underpaid for that reason. ...
Convicted Libor trader Tom Hayes: the self-confessed scruff 'not motivated' by money image
.... In the three years after joining UBS, Hayes was paid £1. 3 million, but despite claiming it was not about the money, he quit in 2009, arguing that he was undervalued and underpaid. ...
nPower cuts shock £15k bill for school image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 22nd of June 2015 12:00:00 AM
....The bill, from the school’s supplier, nPower, represented underpayments going back to 2010. “We were dumbstruck when we learned we had underpaid for that long,” says Derrick. ...
'What has happened to my tax rebate?' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of June 2015 05:40:08 PM
....” . As part of the normal end-of-year reconciliation process HMRC will be writing to all PAYE taxpayers who underpaid or overpaid tax during the tax year 2014-15. ...
Are Walmart's new pro-denim and anti-Bieber changes enough for its workers? image
....For workers, the uniform changes are not just about comfort. Related: Walmart orders underpaid staff to cough up for new uniforms. ...
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone to fight £1bn tax bill as settlement is torn up image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 21st of May 2015 11:53:44 PM
.... This is applied in cases where there is no suspicion of tax evasion, but instead HMRC wishes to investigate if any tax planning undertaken by a taxpayer is effective to achieve its intended effect. The purpose of the investigation is to identify if there are any amounts of underpaid tax. ...
The secret corporate takeover of trade agreements image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of May 2015 01:09:15 PM
.... Corporations, however, are just learning how to use these agreements to their advantage. And high-priced corporate lawyers in the US, Europe and Japan will likely outmatch the underpaid government lawyers attempting to defend the public interest. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 8th of May 2015 01:41:07 AM
....That alone is a powerful disincentive for transparency. It could get very expensive if some of their (relatively) underpaid female staff go knocking on the doors of m’learned friends in an attempt to redress the balance. ...
If we all talked about our salaries, would we earn more? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 7th of May 2015 06:59:05 AM
.... May 1st was International Workers’ Day and, to mark the occasion, Lauren Voswinkel, a Pittsburgh-based software developer, came up with the #talkpay Twitter hashtag to encourage people to talk about their salaries – and, according to Buzzfeed, around 1,300 people tweeted what they earned. Ms Voswinkel said she came up with the idea after realising that she’d been underpaid for years – and that part of the reason for this was a “lack of conversation around pay”. ...

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