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'Thousands' of property experts lining up to sue online estate agents Purplebricks and Yopa for 'tens of millions' over employment row
thisismoney.co.uk | Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Thousands of formerly self-employed workers are preparing a bid to sue online estate agents including Purplebricks and Yopa, amid claims that they should have been treated like employees and are therefore owed holiday pay and pension contributions. ...

Highest labour law court in Germany acknowledges recoverability of internal investigation costs
JD Supra | Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Companies may recover from their employees the cost of internal investigations conducted by external law firms, according to a decision by the German Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht)....

You needed to be seen as a slave to the clock’ — deal boom breaks down law firm taboos
UK Today News | Sunday, October 10, 2021
Demand from law firms for recruits amid an ongoing deal boom is increasing junior lawyers’ ability to question prospective firms on their cultures of long hours and flexible work offerings, recruiters say....

Employees who refuse to be vaccinated can be fired: lawyer
CTV News | Thursday, October 7, 2021
TORONTO -- The federal government has said its workers must be vaccinated by October 29 or risk being terminated. Now private companies are also looking at bringing in their own vaccination polices....

World's most attractive employers 2021: Google, Microsoft, Apple, and more
Human Resource Online | Thursday, October 7, 2021
This year's rankings by Universum also identified the most preferred industries among business, engineering, and IT talent, which included banking, aerospace and defense, and computer software and technology....

The NLRB and Congress Move to Protect Union Organizing and Employees through Enhanced Remedies for Both and Increased Penalties for Employers
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP | Tuesday, September 21, 2021
On September 8, 2021, National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo created quite a stir when she issued a memorandum (GC 21-06) (“Memo”) bearing the subject line “Seeking Full Remedies.” The Memo sets forth remedies for t...

California Senate Passes Bill Reining In Amazon Labor Model
The New York Times | Wednesday, September 8, 2021
The bill would curb production quotas at Amazon and other companies that critics say are excessive and force workers to forgo bathroom breaks....

"Foreign" doctors in Sweden facing discrimination
NST | Saturday, August 28, 2021
STOCKHOLM: A Swedish healthcare reform more than a decade ago allowing patients to choose their own doctor has unexpectedly led to widespread discrimination against medics with foreign-sounding names. "When I was working in psychiatry, a patient c...

Australian Senate passes bill banning imports made using forced labour
The Guardian | Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The Morrison government faces growing pressure to tighten Australia’s customs laws after the Senate passed a bill to ban anyone from importing products made using forced labour....

California ‘gig worker’ ballot Proposition 22 ruled unconstitutional
The Hindu | Saturday, August 21, 2021
Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled the law violated California’s state Constitution because it “limits the power of a... legislature to define app-based drivers as workers subject to workers’ compensation law.”...

CBP Team is Awarded the 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals People’s Choice Award
US Customs & Border Protection Agency | Wednesday, August 11, 2021
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s agency-wide forced labor team has been awarded the 2021 Service to America Medals (“Sammies”) People’s Choice Award by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. “I’m incredibly pr...

The most annoying corporate jargon of 2021: Give your 110%, I'll ping you, and more
Human Resource Online | Tuesday, August 10, 2021
While it may come as a surprise that some of the terms we're guilty of using every day are appearing in such a list, there is a good explanation....

Human trafficking: A modern-day slavery
India Legal | Sunday, July 18, 2021
Human trafficking is becoming an increasingly prevalent issue around the world as most of the victims of these crimes are young girls, women, and children. These young girls and women are then forced into prostitution or are forced to work as slaves....

Democrats’ Budget Deal Seeks to Penalize Labor Law Violators (1)
Bloomberg Law | Thursday, July 15, 2021
Senate Democrats’ budget reconciliation bill will seek to create monetary penalties for companies that violate workers’ union rights, according to congressional, union, and Biden administration officials briefed on the plans. The proposal is part ...

Beyond the Mirage: Classifying ‘work platforms’ is as important for decent work as classifying workers
EURACTIV | Thursday, July 15, 2021
The time for talking is over. Following years of roundtables, research papers, and policy advice, legislators are stepping up to the plate to regulate platform work. Jochem de Boer is Public Affairs Manager at World Employment Confederation-Europ...

Adelle Blackett to lead review of Canada’s Employment Equity Act
McGill Reporter | Thursday, July 15, 2021
Adelle Blackett has been selected to Chair the Task Force to review Canada’s Employment Equity Act. Introduced in 1986, the Employment Equity Act promotes fairness, equality and diversity in federally regulated workplaces. Adelle Blackett is the Can...

UK Court of Appeal confirms Deliveroo riders are self employed
Malay Mail | Friday, June 25, 2021
LONDON, June 25 — Britain’s Court of Appeal confirmed on Thursday that riders for food delivery firm Deliveroo were self-employed, dismissing a union appeal against past judgments on their status. Deliveroo said it was the fourth court judgment in...

Acas launches guidance to dissuade fire and rehire misuse
personneltoday.com | Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Acas has produced further guidance around negotiating changes to staff contracts in response to concerns about ‘fire and rehire’ practices. The service was commissioned by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy to conduct ...

Migrant workers in Malaysia win Goodyear legal battle
The Sun | Saturday, June 12, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Dozens of foreign workers in Malaysia have won a legal battle against US tyre giant Goodyear for underpaying them, their lawyer said Friday, the country's latest case of migrants being mistreated. The relatively affluent nation i...

Apple wants staff back in offices by September
bbc.com | Friday, June 4, 2021
Workers must return to their desks for at least three days a week, chief executive Tim Cook wrote. Some staff members will be given the option to work the remaining two days remotely. Teams that require "in-person" work will return for four or fiv...

Overwhelming Majority of Businesses Report Difficulty Hiring Workers and Retaining Existing Employees
usnews.com | Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Large U.S. companies are finding it increasingly difficult to hire qualified workers while also struggling to retain their existing employees, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Conference Board. The April online survey of more than 2...

Pro-Brexit Wetherspoons boss calls for more EU migration to staff bars
independent.co.uk | Thursday, June 3, 2021
The pro-Brexit boss of pub chain JD Wetherspoon has urged the government to increase migration from the EU to deal with a shortage of workers in the hospitality sector. Tim Martin, who campaigned for a hard Brexit, including leaving the single mar...

Giggers a major economic contributor?
The Sun | Thursday, May 27, 2021
THE gig economy involves those who work as full-time freelance contractors, as consultants for example, as well as those who works as Uber or Grab drivers for a few hours a week. The term “gig economy” was popularised around the peak of the 20...

Australia’s economy booms to pre-pandemic levels as consumers and businesses spend
The Sun | Wednesday, June 2, 2021
SYDNEY: Australia’s economy raced ahead last quarter as consumers and businesses spent with abandon, lifting output back above where it was last year when pandemic lockdowns tipped the country into its first recession in three decades. The econo...

In US, 2.5 million unemployed soon to be without income
The Sun | Thursday, May 20, 2021
WASHINGTON: States across America are moving to cut pandemic unemployment benefits, a painful blow for millions of people who will soon be left without income. With punishing jobless levels during the Covid-19 pandemic, unemployment benefits had b...

South Korea may legalise hiring of foreigners as maids
NST | Wednesday, May 19, 2021
South Korea is looking at legalising the hiring of foreign nationals as domestic workers and is currently conducting research into the issue. The Ministry of Employment and Labour said it recently told the Korea Employment Welfare Pension Institut...

UK unemployment dips, aided by Covid furlough scheme
The Sun | Tuesday, May 18, 2021
LONDON: British unemployment dipped to 4.8% in the first quarter, official data showed Tuesday, helped by the UK government’s jobs furlough scheme keeping millions in work during the pandemic. That compared with 4.9% in the three months to t...

Manager with cancer fired after steroids altered his behaviour awarded £2.5m for unfair dismissal
peoplemanagement.co.uk | Tuesday, May 4, 2021
A manager who was forced out of his job when steroid medication altered his mood has been awarded more than £2.5m at an employment tribunal. The tribunal said it had “little difficulty” in concluding that engineering and infrastructure firm ...

Lecturer’s dismissal for failing to complete PhD ‘unfair’, tribunal rules
personneltoday.com | Wednesday, May 5, 2021
university lecturer who lost his job because he was unable to complete a PhD as he had concerns for his mental health was unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal has found. Jonathan Duxbury began his role as a senior lecturer in the accountanc...

Covid has damaged older workers’ employment prospects, figures show
peoplemanagement.co.uk | Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Covid pandemic has negatively affected employment prospects for those over the age of 50, according to new data. The figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that workers aged 50 and over were more likely to report working fewer ...

7 Jobs With Canada's Top Companies For 2021 That Require Little To No Experience
Narcity | Friday, April 30, 2021
LinkedIn recently revealed its 2021 ranking of the top companies to work for in Canada and some big names made the cut including Amazon, Rogers, Walmart, Apple and more....

6 ways recent college graduates can enhance their online job search
StudyInternational | Friday, April 30, 2021
When recent or soon-to-be college graduates begin to seek employment, many inevitably turn to job-search and networking platforms on the internet....

UAE jobs: Hiring at top bank begins tomorrow; up to Dh7,000 salary
khaleejtimes | Tuesday, April 27, 2021
If you're looking for a job in the UAE's banking sector, here is an opportunity to earn up to Dh7,000 a month. (Looking for a job in UAE? Apply here)...

Job listing could be scammers trying to steal your information, FBI warn
abc7chicago | Tuesday, April 27, 2021
(CNN) -- Looking for a job during the coronavirus pandemic has proven to be much harder than in normal times....

Finding Your Way To A (High-Paying) Trade Job — Without College
NPR | Monday, April 26, 2021
Figuring out what to do with your life is a challenge for anyone. Students are often told to get their bachelor's degree and find their passion and they'll eventually be rewarded by landing their dream job....

Italy: 'Aula 162' project to help people in need find a job
Infomigrants | Monday, April 26, 2021
The municipality of Marcianise, in the southern Italian Campania region, will host a program called 'Aula 162' to help people in need, including refugees and migrants, find a job. The project provides free training and employment opportunities, organ...

More than 80% of workers seek new skills to make them job-ready in a post-Covid world
HRNews | Thursday, April 22, 2021
Four out of five workers (82%) are keen to learn new skills to give themselves the best chance of job success when the UK emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic....

Help, I’m About To Lose My Job—Five Steps To Jumpstart Your Job Search
Forbes | Thursday, April 22, 2021
You have a feeling that your job may be in trouble. Now what? Before you panic, these five steps will help you get on track and compile a plan....

1 in 4 workers is considering quitting their job after the pandemic—here’s why
cnbc | Tuesday, April 20, 2021
In 2019, workers were quitting their jobs at record rates, with labor experts saying workers did so in order to secure the pay raises and promotions they weren’t getting from within....

Starting a new job in a pandemic: Virtual onboarding to the rescue
Computer World | Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Like most new pandemic-induced working practices, remote onboarding is here to stay. How can employers make the process, from device provisioning and training to helping new hires feel welcome, as seamless as possible?...

Congrats On The New Job! Now I Dare You To Show Up.
Forbes | Monday, April 19, 2021
My audience of seasoned professionals come to coaching knowing they want help to navigate their barriers so they can stop trying to solve the same career problem over and over again until retirement....

Italian women take more top jobs, but many have no job at all
Economist | Thursday, April 15, 2021
Enrico letta, a former prime minister who returned from the political wilderness to lead Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party (pd), is one of Italy’s more courteous politicians. Yet in one respect he has acted ruthlessly since being elected leade...

Jeff Bezos says Amazon needs ‘to do a better job for employees’
Irish Times | Thursday, April 15, 2021
For years, Jeff Bezos has made a religion of putting the customer first at Amazon. Now, with a contentious union vote behind him and the end of his reign as chief executive officer nearing, the world’s wealthiest person says it’s time to focus mo...

The Right People For The Right Job: Phenom
Forbes | Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Not everyone is so fortunate to have a job that they love, and while that is a goal those same people can work towards, it’s crucial for both employer and employee that the skill and talent of an individual align with the job they’re given....

Are You Ready to Lead Work Without Jobs?
sloanreview | Thursday, April 8, 2021
The way we have traditionally organized work and workers is becoming increasingly obsolete. We are moving toward a new work operating system that will deconstruct work into tasks and projects that may be assigned not only to employees but also to mac...

Avoid burnout without breaking your job search habit
FM Magazine | Thursday, April 8, 2021
Looking for a new job, whether by choice or by necessity, is hard work. Applying for jobs online can feel like running on an endless treadmill — exhausting and humiliating — and the constant stress of long-term joblessness can lead to burnout, wh...

How to navigate tough questions during a job interview
Livemint | Monday, April 5, 2021
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The Best Ways To Get A Job In 2021
Forbes | Thursday, April 1, 2021
If you're looking for work or think you will be soon, you undoubtedly know to update your LinkedIn profile, refresh your resumé and up your networking game. But in today's competitive, pandemic-fraught job market, just doing the basics isn't enough....

IT career: 5 salary negotiation tips for remote jobs
enterprisersproject | Thursday, April 1, 2021
Confused about how to negotiate salary after a job offer? What are best practices for negotiating salary for a remote job? With employers behaving in inconsistent ways, consider this expert advice on how to prepare for new variables in salary negotia...

24 Tips To Change Your Career and Land Your Dream Job
Finance Yahoo | Wednesday, March 31, 2021
The average time a worker stays at a job is a little over four years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics....