Dominic Will joins IoF Board of Trustees

first_imgDominic Will joins IoF Board of Trustees About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising PFRA trustees  161 total views,  1 views today Dominic Will, joint Managing Director of HOME Fundraising, is to join the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Fundraising. He was appointed as a co-opted member following a competitive interview process. HOME Fundraising is a door-to-door fundraising agency which employs over 1,500 fundraisers.Dominic WillThe appointment was made ahead of the planned merger between the Institute of Fundraising and the Public Fundraising Association, which is scheduled to take place at the end of July. Will’s appointment is intended to help reflect the expertise of fundraising agencies on the Institute’s Board.Dominic Will said:“This is an exciting time for the Institute with the forthcoming merger with the PFRA, but also a challenging time for the wider fundraising community as we move into a new regulatory environment. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience to help the IoF in championing best practice and compliance, in further developing the profession of fundraising, and in giving voice to the fantastic work of fundraisers across the country.”Richard Taylor, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising, welcomed his appointment to the Board, saying: Advertisement “Agency partners play an important part in the fundraising environment and I am glad that Dominic will bring this perspective to the Board as we work to lead best practice across the entire fundraising sector.”The Institute will create three new sub-committees of the Board of Trustees, reflecting Door-to-Door Fundraising; Street and Private Site Fundraising; and Telephone Compliance. Howard Lake | 4 April 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Letters Reveal Deteriorating Relationship Between the City and the Tournament of Roses After CFP Decided to Move Game

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Letters Reveal Deteriorating Relationship Between the City and the Tournament of Roses After CFP Decided to Move Game By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, February 8, 2021 | 2:04 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Make a comment 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Top of the News [UPDATED] According to documents obtained by Pasadena Now, attorneys for the city claim Pasadena officials learned of plans to move the Rose Bowl Game to Texas during the broadcast of a UCLA game in December, but later discovered that the Tournament of Roses Association had been discussing the move “for months.”“The City was only notified that the game was being pulled from the Rose Bowl Stadium and moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas – and would be called ‘The Rose Bowl Game’ – during the December 19 UCLA vs. Stanford football game that was then underway, without spectators in attendance, at the Rose Bowl Stadium,” according to a Jan. 7 letter from the Los Angeles-based law firm Sheppard Mullin, which is representing the city.According to the letter from attorneys for the tournament, a representative with the organization stated that there was a crawl on the bottom of the broadcast stating that the Rose Bowl Game was being moved. That same day Tournament of Roses Executive Director David Eads said in a press statement, “[W]e remain confident that a game could have been played at the Rose Bowl Stadium, as evident in the other collegiate and professional college games taking place in the region.”The announcement to move the game appeared in local and national media outlets the next day.But according to attorney Kent R. Raygor, the tournament and the College Football Playoffs (CFP) had been in discussion to move the game and retain the Rose Bowl Game name for some time.“On Monday, December 21, City personnel and I and one of my partners had a Zoom call with Christianne F. Kerns of Hahn & Hahn LLP, counsel for TOR. During that conversation, Ms. Kerns admitted that TOR had been talking with the CFP ‘for the last couple of months’ about moving the CFP Game, as ‘The Rose Bowl Game,’ out of Pasadena. TOR kept that critical information from the City until December 19 — just thirteen days before the game was to be played.”If the two sides were in discussions to move the game “months” in advance, then those discussions predated a Dec. 5 request by the tournament to Gov. Gavin Newsom for a waiver that would have allowed fans to attend the game in the Rose Bowl stadium. The reason that was given for moving the game was Newsom’s health order, which did not allow fans to attend sporting events.The relationship went bad after the tournament claimed ownership of the name of the Rose Bowl Game and its associated trademarks and logos.Earlier this month, the Tournament of Rose filed a lawsuit against the city for trademark infringement, unfair competition, false association, slander, and false advertising.The City Council was set to discuss the lawsuit in closed session during its meeting Monday.The letters, five in total, reveal an acrimonious relationship with threats of court action dating back to December.In the first letter, dated Dec. 27 and signed by A. John P. Mancini of Meyer Brown and cc’d to Eads, Mancini warned attorneys for the city not to contact CFP, ESPN, or the universities playing in the contest and hoped the city would sign an amendment guaranteeing a $2 million payment from the tournament to the city.“Accordingly, we hope that, after receiving this letter, the City will reconsider its positions and adopt our client’s revisions to a potential 2021 amendment of the parties’ license agreement … And given the City’s prior statements, we seek assurances that no one acting on the City’s behalf will contact our client’s business partners at ESPN, the CFP, or any universities playing in the CFP semifinal game. Otherwise, our client stands ready to enforce all of its rights against the City, and to seek to recover all damages caused by the City.”The amendment was dated Dec. 29, just three days before the game, and signed by City Manager Steve Mermell, Tournament of Roses President Robert Miller, and Eads.City Attorney Michelle Beal Bagneris and City Clerk Mark Jomsky also signed the document. Jomsky signed on Dec. 30 Lawyers for the tournament also accused the city of improperly seeking money and accommodations from the tournament.Lawyers for the tournament said those efforts were neither lawful nor well-taken and called them shortsighted.“Indeed, it is in everyone’s interests, including the City’s, to keep the Rose Bowl game name linked with the College Football Playoffs. As your client knows, the Rose Bowl Events annually bring nearly $200 million in economic impact to the region, including $47 million in direct annual spending in the City of Pasadena,” states the letter from the attorneys for the tournament.“While current circumstances prevent staging these events in Pasadena in 2021, we must collectively do all that we can to ensure that the CFP, broadcasters, and the public continue to view the Rose Bowl Game as one of college football’s marquee matchups, otherwise we risk losing the rights to host a college football playoff game in the future.”In a letter to Pasadena Now, Eads explained the tournament had ongoing conversations with the city of Pasadena in the month of December, up to Saturday, Dec. 19, with concerns about the Rose Bowl Game and COVID-19 in Southern California. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the CFP issued a statement – “At the moment the Rose Bowl Game will be played in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl Stadium.”“The Tournament of Roses, based on this release, had every intent on hosting the Rose Bowl Game at the Rose Bowl Stadium and was planning to do so,” Eads wrote.The tournament, Eads said, had conversations with Mayor Victor Gordo on Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19, about the CFP’s concerns with COVID and the possibility that the CFP would move the game. The CFP notified the tournament on Saturday, Dec. 19 that they were moving the game to Arlington, Texas. The tournament then had conversations with the city that afternoon about a release announcing the movement of the Rose Bowl Game to Texas.“Most importantly,” Eads wrote, “Pasadena is the home of the Rose Bowl Game and it will always be played in the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium. The move of the 2021 game was due to extraordinary circumstances caused by the pandemic, similar to other major sporting events affected by COVID-19. The Rose Bowl Game will return to the Rose Bowl Stadium in 2022 and we can’t wait to be back home.” Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Victim & Accused Settle Dispute, But Bombay HC Refuses To Quash FIR Against Man Accused Of Raping, Threatening TV Actress [Read Order]

News UpdatesVictim & Accused Settle Dispute, But Bombay HC Refuses To Quash FIR Against Man Accused Of Raping, Threatening TV Actress [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap29 April 2020 11:34 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court last month rejected a petition for quashing of FIR registered against him by a TV actress from Delhi who accused him of sexual assault and forcing her at gunpoint to get an abortion. Division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice VG Bisht refused to quash the FIR stating that there are serious allegations against the accused, a restaurant owner from Mumbai….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court last month rejected a petition for quashing of FIR registered against him by a TV actress from Delhi who accused him of sexual assault and forcing her at gunpoint to get an abortion. Division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice VG Bisht refused to quash the FIR stating that there are serious allegations against the accused, a restaurant owner from Mumbai. Court observed that the accused had falsely told the victim that he was unmarried and committed sexual assault on her multiple times under the same pretext against her consent. The victim had filed an affidavit in February stating that “as per advice of their elders” both the accused and victim have decided to “amicably settle the dispute between them and move on in their lives for the better future and career.” Case Background According to the victim’s statement to the police in April 2016, she was a resident of Delhi working as an actress there. She created a profile on a matrimonial website and received a phone call from the accused in January 2015 expressing interest in her. They started chatting regularly and around mid January he told her he was unmarried and would like to marry her. The victim told her parents about the proposal who then told her to ask the accused to come to Delhi. The accused travelled to Delhi but only met the girl and refused to meet her parents. Eventually, the accused met with the victim’s parents and expressed his desire to marry their daughter. Then in July, the accused called the victim and asked her to come to Mumbai, he also said he could get her a job. The victim came to Mumbai in July itself and the accused set her up in an apartment at Film City. The accused came to visit the flat sometimes and had physical intercourse with her without her consent regularly. She frequently asked him about marriage but he used to reply that he will get work for her in the film line and avoided the issue of marriage. The victim stated that the accused did not get her any work, unlike he promised. Thereafter, the victim got pregnant and when she told the accused about it, he asked her to get an abortion. But the victim asked him to marry her instead and refused for abortion. The accused then abused her and started forcing her to get an abortion. He threatened to throw her out from the house he put her up in and told her that he has her nude photos and can post it over social sites to malign the complainant victim. Moreover, when the informant refused to get an abortion again, he took out his revolver pointed it at her ear threatening to blow her brains out if she does not have an abortion. Thus, the victim got an abortion in Andheri. She was accompanied by the accused. But after the said abortion trook place, the accused stopped visiting her flat. Thus, the victim visited the residence of the accused where she found out he was already married. Thus, a complaint was filed by the victim at Kurar Village Police Station. However, an affidavit was filed on behalf of the victim in February 2020, stating that on advice of their elders both accused and victim had decided to amicably settle the dispute between them to move on in their lives for the better future and career. Submissions Advocate Visahl Kanade appeared on behalf of the petitioner accused and Dr.Abhinav Chandrachud for the victim. APP SD Shinde appeared on behalf of the State. On the basis of the last affidavit filed on behalf of the victim, counsels for the petitioner and victim jointly submitted that the FIR and also the charge-sheet impugned in the present petition may be quashed. Advocate Kanade relied upon several judgments in support of his arguments. APP Shinde vehemently opposed the plea for quashing on the ground that the said offences alleged against the accused are serious and heinous in nature. He submitted that the alleged offences are not restricted to the individuals but those have impact upon Society and therefore, in view of the law laid down by Supreme Court in the case of Gian Singh vs. State of Punjab, the prayer for quashing on the basis of settlement may be rejected. Judgment The bench relied on the Supreme Court’s judgment in Gian Singh vs. State of Punjab, 2012 which was reiterated by another bench of the apex court in State of Madhya Pradesh Vs. Laxmi Narayan and ors, 2019. In Laxmi Naryan (supra), apex court had observed- “Heinous and serious offences involving mental depravity or offences such as murder, rape and dacoity cannot appropriately be quashed though the victim or the family of the victim have settled the dispute. Such offences are truly speaking, not private in nature but have a serious impact upon society.” Thus, Court concluded that FIR and charge sheet cannot be quashed on the following grounds- “Firstly, as it is alleged in the FIR, the petitioner was already married before when he called first time to the 2nd respondent (victim). However, petitioner told the 2nd respondent that he is unmarried and wishes to marry the 2nd respondent. Secondly, it appears from the allegations made in the FIR that, the petitioner promised the 2nd respondent that he will marry with her and under the said pretext, without the consent of the 2nd respondent has committed sexual assault on various occasions. Thirdly, there is a serious allegation made in the First Information Report that there was forceful abortion at the gun point by the petitioner. It appears that the Investigating Officer during the course of investigation has recorded the statement of the Medical Officer and the medical report is also collected. Whether such abortion was at the gun point or otherwise, is a matter for trial and such allegations made in the FIR cannot be dealt with in a summary manner while considering the prayer for quashing. Fourthly, it appears that the petitioner by promising the employment to the 2nd respondent in the film industry has taken undue advantage of weakness of the 2nd respondent and committed the alleged offences” Finally, rejecting prayer to quash proceedings, Court said- “In our considered opinion, the allegations made by the 2nd respondent in the FIR will have to be tested during the trial and it is not possible to accede to the prayer of the petitioner to quash the impugned FIR and charge-sheet. The alleged offences are not individual in nature and quashing of the impugned FIR, chargesheet and pending proceedings on the basis of alleged settlement or on merits is not possible since the alleged offences are not individual in nature and outcome of present proceedings will have impact on Society.” Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Mixed reaction to Donegal flood relief funding

first_img By News Highland – May 3, 2018 Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Mixed reaction to Donegal flood relief funding DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction There’s been a mixed reaction to today’s flood relief announcement for Donegal.A programme of works worth almost €6 million has been earmarked to protect Lifford from flooding.Three other smaller scale flood relief projects for Donegal have also been included in the programme including Downings, Glenties and Kerrykeel.The major relief programme for Burnfoot is not included in this section but an announcement on a programme of works there is expected to be made separately in the next four weeks.Cllr. Martin Harley believes addressing issues at Lifford first is the best approach:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.However, speaking in the Seanad a short time ago, Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn criticised the Government for not including Burnfoot in today’s announcement.He says the residents of Burnfoot and the wider Donegal community will be expecting confirmation on said works as promised:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+ Previous articleVoting underway to elect new MP for West TyroneNext articleDCC issues warning following reports of bogus callers in South Donegal News Highland center_img WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Derry to London air service to switch to different airport

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – August 24, 2019 Homepage BannerNews Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ It’s been confirmed that the Derry to London air service is to switch to a different airport.The route operated by Loganair which currently flies to Stansted airport will move to Southend airport.The North’s Transport Secretary has announced that the new Derry to London Public Service Obligation route will be funded until March 2021.The Derry to London Stansted route is to be replaced by a new route to London Southend.Loganair has been selected to run the Public Service Obligation route for two years, with an option to extend for a further two years.The funding announcement means Loganair will operate filghts daily from City of Derry Airport to London Southend Airport with one daily flight on Saturday.In welcoming the announcement Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Michaela Boyle says; it will ensure the continuation of a vital daily direct link to London allowing regular users in the North West to do business conveniently and at reasonable costShe added that in keeping with the Strategic Growth Plan and promoting regional connectivity, the council is committed to developing and enhancing services and sustainability at the airport.Mr Clive Coleman, Regional & City Airport’s Contracts Director, and representative of the management company at the Airport sys they are delighted to retain the important air link between Derry and London. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Google+ Twitter Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Derry to London air service to switch to different airport Previous articleInvestigations continuing into overnight crash in West DonegalNext articleTemporary closure of Donegal Animal Hospital sparks concern News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

When home is where the work is

first_img Previous Article Next Article An increasing number of employees work from home, at least for some of thetime. But out of sight must not mean out of mind, warns Sean Nesbitt. There arestill many legal and practical issues to considerAlthough often described as atypical, homeworking is an established andgrowing component of many employees’ working arrangements. In July 1999 areport indicated that one in 20 of the UK workforce now works from home atleast one day a week. This form of flexible working is especially widespread in technology-basedservices, such as call centres, as well as in the dotcom world. Reports alsoindicate that more established professions such as law have significant numbersof employees working from home, at least part time. Homeworking frequently strikes a chord for those reviewing working practicesbecause it may assist in meeting a traditional management target – driving downcosts – as well as in the search for the modern Holy Grail, the work-lifebalance. For employers, overheads may be reduced and homeworking may also sitwell with flexible working practices, enabling employees more easily to fulfilcaring duties. The duties of homeworkers, and the forms which homeworking may take, arediverse. However, homeworking carries with it certain core issues that need tobe considered at the start of the relationship and addressed in managementpractice and employee contracts. Homeworking also acts as a magnifying glass for issues which may be relevantto all employment, but have particular difficulties for the employer when theyarise during this kind of employment relationship. Health and safety Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employers have a statutory dutyto provide a safe system of work for their staff.  Failure to comply may result in criminal proceedings, not justagainst the employing entity but against directors or managers who arecomplicit in a default. It is also an implied term in every contract of employment that the employerwill take such steps as are necessary to provide a safe system of work, andfailure may expose the employer to proceedings in negligence (for example, forstress as well as for conventional physical injuries). Subsidiary legislation, primarily in the form of the Management of Healthand Safety at Work Regulations 1992 and the Display Screen EquipmentRegulations 1992, set out more detailed practical obligations on employers.Under the former, employers should carry out a risk assessment of the workingenvironment and methods of homeworkers, as they should for staff who work ontheir own premises. Ideally, employers should send a staff member to visit the premises ahomeworker would occupy, in the same way that a risk assessment would becarried out at the conventional workplace, looking at any obvious hazards. However, as the HSE guidance notes, homeworkers can also help in identifyingthe hazards for their employers. Many employers will wish to carry out a screening exercise, at least as thefirst step, involving the employee completing a questionnaire detailingphysical working methods, who else is in the home and provisions for securityand rest breaks. According to their resources, where hazards or risks are identified,employers would then respond with visits to examine the issue further andassistance with corrective action (including, for example, provision of fireequipment, an appropriate desk or work station, and so on). It may be appropriate for employers to provide employees with guidelines ontheir conduct while working at home. While the essence of homeworking is todevolve responsibility and a degree of control to the worker, employers cannot evadethis statutory duty and the drafting of clear and specific guidelines relatingto the activities to be carried out should not only improve the quality of workand productivity, but also reduce the chance of legal action if things do gowrong. Employers should consider adapting existing handbooks on employee policy tocontain specific provision for homeworkers. These guidelines should include,for those working with VDUs, specific provisions which will be familiar in themore conventional administrative environment of many offices such as: – A reminder that workers should take breaks on a regular basis, including adescription of any necessary stretching exercises. – A reminder about setting up lighting so that glare is reduced. – A reminder about regular eye testing, which many companies will pay for,together with appropriate spectacles if required as a result of VDU use. In order to reduce risks on a cost-effective and consistent basis, largeremployers may provide homeworkers with a uniform style of workstation andkeyboard/screen equipment. But all employers should, as a minimum, consider a specific written documenthighlighting risk areas for staff and practical working measures as to how toreduce them. This applies both to physical risk and to working practices. Staff should beable to shut out the domestic environment, but not so that they becomeoverworked or stressed without appropriate breaks and without colleagues aroundthem with whom they can relax. Third party notification/consent Where equipment such as computers, an ISDN line, telephones or answeringmachines are provided, these are unlikely to be treated as taxable benefits tothe employee. Strictly, section 155(2) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1998provides an exclusion for PAYE on non cash benefits and expense allowanceswhich relate to the provision by the employer of workplace facilities inpremises occupied by the employer. There may be some doubt as to whether thisincludes a part of a worker’s home. Employers may insist that certain equipment is provided for businesspurposes only. However, there is a growing realism about the difficulties ofpolicing this division, manifested in the recent abolition of tax on mobiletelephones where employees use them for personal purposes. In practice,employers should discuss with the Inland Revenue what is to be provided andobtain clearance as to the appropriate tax treatment, confirming this to theemployee at the start of the homeworking relationship. Other third parties who should be consulted or informed about therelationship include mortgagees or landlords. There may be restrictivecovenants or terms in lending documentation which prevent particular uses for ahome. Again, in order to reduce the risk of the employee infringing his or herpersonal obligations, many employers will adopt as a term of their homeworkingpolicy a requirement for the employee to check for the need for third partyconsents and for the obtaining of those consents as a condition of the relationshipcontinuing. Employers may wish to draft appropriate notifications for theiremployees to use. Employers should also check with their insurers that the terms of any oftheir insurance policies apply. It is surprising how frequently copies of theinsurance policy are not readily available to the employer or the policy issignificantly outdated. Where valuable equipment is to be provided for the employee to use at home,it may be possible to devolve to the employee responsibility for maintainingadequate insurance cover for the risk of loss or damage to the equipment.General legal issues Given the duties relating to health and safety and other third party rightsreferred to above, an employer might consider it more appropriate to structurethe relationship as one of independent contractor. The provisions of theRegulations and HSWA do not apply to these forms of relationship, which may beadvantageous given the potential difficulties in carrying out risk assessments.However, where employers need to maintain the certainty and control thatcomes from the employment relationship, this will not be a viable option. Inthese cases it will be necessary to consider the following. The Working Time regulations These apply to homeworkers as well as other staff. The employer may need togive thought to ring fencing any period in which it would not wish homeworkersto take holiday, or ensure that it has sufficient flexibility and speed ofresponse that it can act quickly to defer holiday where business needs require,in accordance with the Regulations. Employers will also need to consider how they comply with the generalmonitoring and record-keeping obligations imposed by the Regulations. Inpractice, many employers find there is a danger of homeworkers overworking – inthis regard, regular time sheets, management monitoring and, where possible,monitoring technology such as the number of hours an employee has logged on toa network, may be valuable. Minimum Wage regulations There is a risk that with a flat-rate wage and autonomy as to hours worked,staff may end up with an hourly rate below the statutory minimum. Employers maywish to impose a maximum number of weekly hours to be worked commensurate witha flat rate of pay. Redundancies According to circumstances, employers may also need to consider the impactof other legislation including, in the case of collective redundancies, whetheran employee is to be treated as working at an “establishment” for thepurposes of triggering collective consultation under the Trade Union and LabourRelations (Consolidation) Act 1992. Depending on the composition of the homeworking force, there may also bepitfalls in the equal pay or sex discrimination legislation. Where homeworkersare part time, employers have to assess the impact of regulations under thePart Time Workers Directive (97/81/EC). Fixed-term contracts Homeworker policies will also need to be reviewed in the light of theframework agreement between the social partners on fixed term work (Directive99/70/EC). It is possible that where employers combine the flexibility of homeworkingarrangements with other working practices designed to reduce the impact ofstatutory rights, such as avoiding the accrual of continuous employment, thescope for loopholes will be reduced. Sean Nesbitt is a partner and London head of employment law at Garretts,a member firm of Andersen Legal Checklist: terms and conditions– Draft flexibility as to place of work, with employer rights to recallemployee to premises.– Draft flexibility as to hours/shifts.– Require employer access for risk assessments and property recovery.– Clarify/delegate responsibilities for insurance, notifying landlords, etc.– Clarify appropriate use of equipment for expenses/tax purposes.– Draft appropriate internet/e-mail policy.– Draft appropriate policies on data security, computer use and Data ProtectionActs 1984 and 1998 (especially where employee is using personal data relatingto others).– Draft protections on maximum working hours and record keeping.– Ensure compliance with equal pay and discrimination legislation.– Provide for return of equipment, refund of employer loans and so ontermination.Case study: The AAIn 1997, the AA began to explore homeworking to allow more flexibility forcoping with fluctuations in the volume of motorists’ calls. It now has about150 people working entirely from home. Work is identical to that in a callcentre. Staff wishing to telework have a home check to ensure adequate light,heating and electricity supply for the equipment and a comfortable environment.They are provided with special equipment, insured under the AA’s corporatepolicy, including a foldaway, lockable desk, chairs identical to those in thecall centre, fax, telephone and computer. All teleworkers undergo a workstationassessment of risk of RSI, eye strain and other health and safety problems. Home-based team managers manage up to 20 teleworkers each. They visit theirstaff twice a month and are in frequent telephone contact. They carry outcontinuous assessment of the teleworkers through on-the-spot monitoring,listening in to calls and taping calls. All teleworkers are asked to sign a special agreement, key features of whichinclude:– Requirement to work flexibly and change work patterns with notice.– Requirement to allow employer to undertake risk assessments and other healthand safety checks– Provision and use of equipment– Insurance responsibilities– Computer and data security-Home environment, covering potential disruption, care arrangements and so on– Expenses and tax implications– Training and supervision– Requirement and obligations where there is a change in personal circumstances– Requirements should they wish to stop teleworking– Requirements for access to home– Requirements regarding any contract termination– The AA managers in charge of the teleworking project give the following bestpractice tips.– Team managers should be used to avoid social isolation. – Professional equipment to be provided in an appropriate environment– Selection procedures at the start should identify those best suited to workfrom home.Source: Industrial Society Managing Best Practice No. 68: RemoteManagement Related posts:No related photos. 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Job cuts fears as foot and mouth knocks confidence

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Employmentlevels in the tourist industry will tumble in coming months due to thefoot-and-mouth crisis, according to CBI research. The joint CBI and Deloitte & Touche service sector survey shows that bothbusiness trading and confidence for the next few months will dropsignificantly. The epidemic had a serious impact on several consumer service sectorsdependent on tourists, claims the research. Companies in the hotel, coachservice and travel operator sectors expect that employment will fall markedlyover the next quarter. John Philpott, chief economist for the CIPD, said, “The tourist side isa fair reflection of what has been going on. But the real downside is theimpact of people not going into the country in the summer which will be felt inearly autumn. “In terms of employment in the tourist industry, there were predictionsof up to 100,000 job losses, but I suspect the figure is around 25,000 to50,000 losses.” Philpott is surprised at the research’s finding that more than a third ofservice sector firms considered the volume of their business to be belownormal. He said, “It must be a confidence thing, as the UK economy hasn’tslowed down markedly and we have been helped by falling interest rates.” The report suggests that profitability among consumer services is expectedto decrease at a faster rate over the next three months. The CBI’s associate director of economic analysis Sudhir Junankar said,”Confidence has been hit by the expectation that the foot-and-mouthoutbreak will have a wider and more prolonged effect on consumerservices.” The survey of 236 firms was carried out last month. By Karen Higginbottom Job cuts fears as foot and mouth knocks confidenceOn 12 Jun 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

USU Football’s Jordan Love Named To Manning Award Watch List

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State football junior quarterback Jordan Love had a big day as he was a guest on Jim Rome’s national radio show and was also named to the Peyton Manning Award watch list.He is the only Beehive State signal-caller to be named to this prestigious list.The 6-4 220-pound quarterback out of Bakersfield, Calif., earned second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2018 and set five school records, including touchdown passes (32), passing yards (3,567), 300-yard passing games (seven), points responsible for (234) and being named the Mountain West offensive player of the week. (he obtained this honor on five occasions). August 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Football’s Jordan Love Named To Manning Award Watch List Brad James Tags: Beehive State/Jordan Love/Mountain West Conference/USU Football Written bylast_img read more

Number of estate agencies using furlough scheme rises again

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Number of estate agencies using furlough scheme rises again previous nextCOVID-19 newsNumber of estate agencies using furlough scheme rises againLatest HM Treasury research shows a 7% jump in property industry companies furloughing staff since November.Nigel Lewis29th January 202101,872 Views The number of companies accessing the furlough scheme within the property industry at the end of last year was 18,200, latest government figures show, involving 54,000 staff.The means 40% of employers eligible to do so still have employees within the scheme, up from 17,000 or 37% during the three months to the end of September.But the current proportion of property industry companies using the scheme remains lower than in July when some 19,000 were on the scheme, the government Covid scheme’s data shows, when over 76,000 staff within the industry were furloughed.These figures rank the property industry approximately in the middle in terms of furlough numbers – for example hospitality and accommodation has seen 65% of employers use the scheme with 84,500 companies taking part.Furlough levelsIn terms of the UK’s total workforce, 37% of employers had staff furloughed at 30 November  and 13% of jobs were furloughed. “Provisional estimates show 36% of employers had staff furloughed at 31 December and 13% of jobs were furloughed,” the reports says.The region with the highest take-up of the furlough scheme is London; 15% of all employers compared to 13% nationally.Across all countries and regions, at both 30 November and 31 December, the accommodation and food services sector had the highest number of employments furloughed. This was followed by the wholesale and retail sector.On December 17th the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the scheme was to be extended until the end of April this year with the government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages.Read the HM Treasury report in full.Read more about the furlough scheme.covid furlough HM Treasury January 29, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

AAK airs concerns on palm oil claims

first_imgEdible oils and fats supplier AAK UK is warning manufacturers not to make misleading claims when buying sustainable palm oil products.It said some businesses had started to make claims about their use of sustainable palm oil without necessarily being members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or having RSPO audits. Marketing controller Judith Murdoch said: “They are being careful to omit the word RSPO from their claims,” adding that this was undermining what was trying to be achieved: “Without becoming a member of the RSPO, without being audited and open, how can we prove that oil has been sustainably produced?”MD Martin Craven added: “All parties of the supply chain including the manufacturer must now be RSPO members and go through the full audit and certification process in order to use sustainable palm oil and make claims about it. Otherwise, the palm oil they are buying is essentially no longer classed as RSPO-certified sustainable.”>>Bakeries under pressure to eliminate palm oillast_img read more