The Labor Party is pressuring the Federal Government to ensure there was continuing support during economic recovery process. The JobKeeper Payment scheme was launched by the government as a temporary wage subsidy to support employees and businesses significantly affected by coronavirus (COVID 19) with eligible employers, sole traders and other entities receiving $1,500 per eligible employee per fortnight.
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Kennedy then punted, adding: ;The outcome of cases like this in other circumstances must await further elaboration in the courts.;The high court addressed one set of those circumstances this week in its 6 3 ruling (.pdf here) that employers who fire LGBTQ workers violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which banned discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
In a 6 3 split decision June 15, with Justice Neil Gorsuch writing the majority opinion, the court decided against three employers in three different cases. One of the cases involved a child welfare coordinator for Clayton County in Georgia, who was fired after he joined a gay recreational softball league. It is impossible to discriminate against a person for being homosexual or transgender without discriminating based on sex, Gorsuch wrote.The surprise decision, according to Shahar, has wider and deeper ramifications than even the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court s marriage equality ruling that same sex couples have a fundamental right to marry under the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That ruling required all 50 states and the District of Columbia to perform and recognize marriages of same sex couples under the same terms as marriages of opposite sex couples.
The decades long response to HIV AIDS fronted the following principles. First, dealing with epidemics requires placing the most marginalised and vulnerable at the forefront of any strategy. If their needs are met whether in the form of access to information and services, or respect for their bodily, social and economic integrity not only are their health outcomes more promising, but in all likelihood, the needs and health of others who are higher in the socio economic ladder will also be met through such a thoughtful approach.Shaping inclusive and nurturing health systems and social environments means that those delivering health are attuned to the realities of the vulnerable and marginalised, and can better serve their needs. It means fostering an environment of health and governance that those at the margins feel encouraged and safe to engage with. As a queer man who was vulnerable to HIV, I know how very distant a health system that shunned me and my ilk felt like in the 1990s. As a lawyer who has long worked on issues related to health, I saw how transformative it was to work with government bureaucrats, physicians, nurses, police, employers, and NGOs, who were open to conversations on sex, sexuality, illness and law, and how, over time, these dialogues fostered an enabling environment in the health sector, which began to reflect in policy, and in wider societal efforts to counter HIV.
New Delhi: Worried over the mass exodus of migrant workers to respective home states, industries now want them to return so that economic activities could restart at the earliest, once the lockdown is over. According to a quick survey by the trade body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) to assess the impact of Covid 19 pandemic on businesses and maintaining profitability, 49% of the respondents said that retaining the full workforce would be a major challenge. The respondents in the survey said that payment of salaries to employees and working capital would be the major challenges while businesses prepare for increasing sales volumes, competitiveness and cost cuttings. Migration of workers is still going on across the country. While a large number of them have already travelled back to their respective villages on foot or by buses, arranged by the state governments, the Centre has so far operated more than 800 Shramik Special trains ferrying more than 10 lakh such workers to their home states. PHDCCI president Dr D.K. Aggarwal said: Since the inception of the lockdown period, most of the migrant workers had moved to their native places. Further, due to the absence of public transport services like buses and railways, migrant labourers are not able to reach their work places and, therefore, full resumption of exempted activities has become difficult. Apart from these issues, country s supply chain has been massively disrupted due to the ongoing Covid lockdown. The Centre, on its part, has initiated discussion with employers bodies like CII, FICCI and Assocham. Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar held a webinar with these bodies to discuss issues like restarting economic activities, job creation and measures to improve the situation of MSMEs to enable them to discharge their liabilities under labour laws. There was a general demand to suspend labour laws, barring some key provisions across the country for the next two three years to help industries come out of the crisis induced by the lockdown to combat the Covid 19 pandemic. The industry bodies suggested a slew of measures and sought relaxations like increasing working hours to 12 hours per day from the existing eight hours per day to help them revive operations, according to a statement by the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The statement said that the industry associations suggested to suspend the labour laws for the next 2 3 years except for provisions like minimum wages, bonus and statutory dues, to help the industry come out of the present crisis . According to survey, besides retaining the full workforce, other challenges for businesses in the post lockdown include maintaining price cost margins profitability (61%), payment of wages salaries to employees (60%), availability of working capital (58%), repayment of loans payment of EMIs (53%), high costs of capital (52%), availability of finances loans (51%), costs of social distancing (51%), weakening of demand (51%) and compliances of labour laws (50%). Due to the lockdown, majority of the factories businesses companies are shut with no or little revenue, all export orders are getting cancelled and units unable to repay loans. Majority of the respondents have responded that this will make them less likely to retain of the full workforce. Further, most of the retrenchment is likely to take place in labour intensive sectors. Thus, 49% of respondents opined that retention of the full workforce will be highly challenging in the post lockdown scenario, Aggarwal said. The survey revealed key plans of the businesses in post lockdown such as increasing the sales volume (67%), enhancing competitiveness of business (65%), cost cutting of business operations (64%), enhancing business operations in the domestic market (60%), focus on innovation, research and development (58%), enhancing the price cost margin (53%), reducing the workforce in business operations (50%), increasing the scale of business operations (44%), diversify business operations (43%) and enhancing business operations in the international market (36%). The PHDCCI has said that the labour laws in India need to be made more effective, flexible and in sync with emerging economic and industrial scenario. Most of the respondents have responded that given the disruptions caused by Covid 19 and the resultant lockdown, following the relatively rigid provisions in different labour laws prevalent in the Indian economy will become difficult and hamper the revival of industry. Thus, 50% of respondents opined that compliance of labour laws will be highly challenging in the post lockdown scenario, the trade body has said. It has demanded that the government should pay 75% of salary of the workers of the lockdown period and employer contribution in EPFs during the lockdown period should be brought down to zero to ease the financial burden of the industry. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, interestingly, has announced reduction in the statutory PF from 12% to 10% for three months. She also said that government will pay the PF for firms with 100 staff, earning less than Rs 15,000, as announced earlier under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Scheme.
NEW DELHI : The Centre on Wednesday reduced statutory deductions on employees provident fund (EPF) contributions for both formal sector employers and employees from the usual 12% each to 10%, for the May July period. The move will benefit around 650,000 companies.Existing social security laws make it mandatory for employees and employers to deposit 12% each, or 24% of the basic salary, plus housing allowance, as EPF deductions every month. The move will have twin benefits: a reduction in employee costs for private companies, while employees take home pay will increase by 2%.
The National Wages Council said retrenchment should be a last resort, and employers doing so should ensure they conduct the exercise responsibly. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONGFor firms which have to cut wages, management should lead by example, and they should try as far as possible to still pay the 13 month bonus.
Employees and job applicants. Certain information collected from (or about) employees and job applicants in the course of employment will be outside of the scope of the CCPA until January 1, 2021. This includes emergency contact information, so long as it is only used for that purpose. It also covers information that an applicant, employee, etc. provides in the context of applying for or receiving benefits for that individual or others related to the individual, again so long as it is only used for that purpose. This leaves any other information that is received from any of these individuals in any other context. Examples are when an employee makes a purchase, signs up for a newsletter, or otherwise. We ve written in detail about this exemption at our Brief Guide for Covered Employers. Businesses covered by CCPA are still required to give employees job applicants notice of the collection use practices and are also prohibited from collected additional information or using for additional purposes without first providing notice. Notices must be given at or before the time of collection of the information. The amendment does not apply to the employee or job applicant s private right of action under Section 1798.150 in the event of a data breach of such information.B2B information. This amendment temporarily exempts information reflecting a written or verbal communication or a transaction between the business and a consumer, where the consumer is a natural person who is acting as an employee, owner, director, officer, or contractor of a company, partnership, sole proprietorship, non profit, or government agency and whose communications or transaction with the business occur solely within the context of the business conducting due diligence regarding, or providing or receiving a product or service to or from such company, partnership, sole proprietorship, non profit, or government agency. The amendment takes out of the CCPA scope any personal information in this context, whether the business the buyer or seller of goods or services, including when the business is preparing to buy or sell goods or services. The exemption in this amendment extends request for deletion (1798.105), request to know (1798.110), disclosure of information sharing (1798.115), and 1798.135 (implementing do not sell requests). The amendment does not exempt a CCPA covered business from its Do Not Sell obligations, therefore, if your business collects this type of B2B information and sells in the meaning of the CCPA, you will be required to put a Do Not Sell My Personal Information link on your website, or provide some other means by which individuals can opt out of such sales.
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Amazon Web Services is expanding its collaboration with Virginia #39;s community college system and several of its public universities to offer more associate and bachelor #39;s degree programs in cloud computing.State officials said the deepening partnership with the tech giant will create more opportunities for students who want to pursue jobs in Virginia #39;s booming tech sector. AWS is an Amazon subsidiary focused on cloud computing, which is one of employers #39; most sought after technical skills, according to nationwide data from LinkedIn.
The Data amp; Marketing Association's talent division has published guidance containing best practice advice and case studies designed to help employers understand autism and attract more neurodiverse people.DMA Talent: Autism Employer Guide was compiled using insights gleaned from the NHS, brands, employers and autistic employees who work in creative, data and marketing roles.
SISYPHUS HAD it easy, compared with French pension reformers. The mythical Greek was damned eternally to roll a boulder up a hill and watch it roll back down again. But he never had to persuade Gallic workers to retire later. In 1995 Jacques Chirac s government shelved his attempt to reform the system after weeks of protests and strikes brought Paris to a standstill. He tweaked it in 2003 but faced protests of 1m workers and more. Nicolas Sarkozy made a bit more progress in 2010, but still not nearly enough.Now Emmanuel Macron has put a cautious shoulder to the boulder. On September 9th the president invited Laurent Berger, leader of the Conf d ration Fran aise D mocratique du Travail, the country s biggest private sector union, to talks about pension reform at the Elys e palace. His prime minister, Edouard Philippe, held discussions last week with each of the big unions and employers organisations.
HiQ Labs is a startup that analyzes data available on public LinkedIn profiles to help employers determine if employees are likely to leave their positions. This process involved HiQ scraping data from LinkedIn en masse; Microsoft sent the company a cease and desist letter in 2017, citing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The company even went so far as to put measures in place to keep HiQ from scraping the site. HiQ responded by suing LinkedIn. HiQ wanted first to prove that scraping data, from LinkedIn or otherwise, is not hacking. Second, it asked the court to force LinkedIn to open its doors back up.
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Jeremy Clarkson made a barbed comment towards his ex employers Top Gear and one of the men who replaced him, Matt LeBlanc, on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? tonight.
As workers across the country prepared for a long Labor Day weekend, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) quietly issued another blow to the increasingly powerful movement of ride hail drivers and gig workers locked in a high profile struggle with Uber, Lyft and other tech firms that hire millions of people as independent contractors. In a major win for employers, the NLRB ruled last Thursday that misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees is not by itself illegal. The case involved a medical courier service that unlawfully fired a driver after she contested the company 's assertion that she and fellow drivers were independent contractors and not employees.
The proposal, policy and economic analysts say, could cost some of California s hottest tech companies such as Uber, Lyft and DoorDash billions of dollars in benefits and salaries they would have to begin paying for app based workers.Supporters of the bill say it is necessary to prevent mistreatment of workers who are misclassified as independent contractors when their employers should be treating them as employees who deserve benefits and a minimum wage.
The Manchester City and England central defender has just over two years left on his existing deal and has told his employers at the Etihad Stadium he wants to stay.Stones, 25, presently earns around pound;130 000 per week and can expect to be handed a decent increase to now secure the peak years of his career.