Managers keep breaking the law

first_img Comments are closed. Sixmonths ago, I was overjoyed to get my first HR manager job at an engineeringfirm employing over 200 people. My initial joy has turned into despair. Withoutbeing too specific, many of the company’s employment practices and policies arehighly dubious and quite a few contravene employment law. My bosses are fullyaware of all this, and are putting great pressure on me not to rock the boat.What should I do?CliveSussams, recruitment consultant, Malpas Flexible LearningThereare several points to consider:1Having been with the company for six months, you should understand both themanagement style and how the business runs.2In that time you should have been establishing credibility as the HRprofessional on site, both with management and the workforce.3One of the fundamental requirements of the HR function in any organisation isto ensure that it fully complies with legislation.Thisis a test of your credibility and leadership with management. To succeed, itwill be necessary to present a forceful business case to management, includingpossible penalties for directors and staff for breaches of the law and theconsequence of investigations by outside bodies such as the Health and SafetyExecutive.PeterLewis, consultant, Chiumento Youindicate that your bosses are fully aware of contravening employment law andare not prepared to do anything about it. Try to find out very quickly why thisis this case. Is it that they cannot see a way of achieving business goalswhile operating under employment law? Have you looked carefully at thesituation in a way that gives them alternatives that meet the needs of thebusiness, while complying with legislation?Ifthe answer is yes and they are still not interested, you should look foranother job. It is essential that any job you take reflects best practice andmeets your values. Prospectiveemployers will be interested in your achievements, and it doesn’t sound asthough you will have achieved much should you stay where you are.Updateyour CV to take account of your responsibilities and achievements and send itto agencies and, speculatively, directly to organisations that are of interestto you. Network with friends and colleagues, and use your contacts to generateopportunities.Whenyou attend an interview, you are bound to be asked the reason for leaving yourcurrent role so soon after joining. Prepare your answer fully and reply calmly,confidently and logically. Focus on facts and demonstrate how you made everyeffort to change things, but that in the end you were being asked to supportillegal practices, which you could not do. Avoidmaking personal comments about the company. Concentrate on the plans you hadfor the organisation, how you can add value with your experience andachievements and demonstrate enthusiasm.LouiseWhite, consultant, EJ Human ResourcesYouneed to start thinking about the way you approach the subject of employment lawto your employers as the current methods are obviously not working. The easiestway to make your bosses listen is to relate your arguments to the bottom line.Detail the financial implications of being taken to a tribunal, the impact ofbad press, the implications this could have for recruiting future talent andthe increased costs resulting from high turnover. Thinkabout your policies and procedures and ask how innovative and flexible theyare. If you show your employers that you are working with them rather thanagainst them, you should be able to make inroads. Yourrole is to provide them with advice, if they choose not to take it, you shouldnot feel that you are not doing your job properly. Ifyou feel you’ve tried everything, think about what you want out of a role, andwhether this organisation can provide it. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Managers keep breaking the lawOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

The Southern Annular Mode: variability, trends, and climate impacts across the Southern Hemisphere

first_imgThe Southern Annular Mode (SAM) is the leading mode of extratropical Southern Hemisphere climate variability, associated with changes in the strength and position of the polar jet around Antarctica. This variability in the polar jet drives large fluctuations in the Southern Hemisphere climate, from the lower stratosphere into the troposphere, and stretching from the midlatitudes across the Southern Ocean to Antarctica. Notably, the SAM index has displayed marked positive trends in the austral summer season (stronger and poleward shifted westerlies), associated with stratospheric ozone loss. Historical reconstructions demonstrate that these recent positive SAM index values are unprecedented in the last millennia, and fall outside the range of natural climate variability. Despite these advances in the understanding of the SAM behavior, several areas of active research are identified that highlight gaps in our present knowledge.last_img read more

Lowry and balanced Raptors rout slumping Jazz 124-111

first_img Tags: Basketball/Kyle Lowry/NBA/Toronto Raptors/Utah Jazz Written by Associated Press November 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Lowry and balanced Raptors rout slumping Jazz 124-111 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CiTY (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 11 assists to lead four Raptors with 17 points as Toronto beat the Utah Jazz 124-111 on Monday night.Serge Ibaka, OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet also had 17 points as the Raptors were bolstered with six players in double figures to win their fourth straight game.The matchup lost some luster — and nearly 49 points a game — when Utah’s Donovan Mitchell was ruled out with a left ankle sprain and Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard sat with a sore left ankle as well.Alec Burks led Utah with 22 points and Rudy Gobert had 14 points and 12 rebounds.The Raptors broke the game open with a 15-3 run that bridged the second and third quarter. The spurt was capped when Danny Green hit a 3-pointer to make it 71-55 for Toronto, which stretched the lead to as many as 26 early in the final period.The last time the Jazz lost four in a row at home was in the 2013-14 season when they went 25-57.The Jazz got to the basket time and again but couldn’t finish as the Raptors challenged them at the 3-point arc. Utah shot 8-of-31 from 3-point range, but that was skewed by the Jazz making three 3s in garbage time.Despite a 21-5 deficit in free throw attempts in the first half, the Raptors made eight 3s and shot 63 percent from the field to lead 65-54 at the break.HOME COOKING?The Jazz haven’t started 0-4 at home since their inaugural season in New Orleans in 1974-75. That season, the Jazz played in the Municipal Auditorium, and lost their first six home games until finally beating Portland behind Pete Maravich’s 30 points.COACH SEATRick Pitino, who was fired in 2017 as Louisville’s head coach, took in the game from a courtside seat within earshot of Utah coach Quin Synder. Accompanied by Utah Valley University coach Mark Pope who played on his 1996 Kentucky NCAA Championship team.TIP-INSRaptors: Norman Powell left the game with a sprained shoulder and went straight to the locker room with 9:46 left in the second quarter. He did not return and will be evaluated on Tuesday. … Lowry, after multiple spirited conversations with the officials, got a technical late in the third quarter.Jazz: Joe Ingles dislocated his finger with 6:17 left in the game and did not return. … Utah went 27-for-41 from the line while Toronto made 13 of their 14 attempts.UP NEXTRaptors: Finish their road trip on Wednesday at Sacramento.Jazz: Host Dallas on Wednesday night.last_img read more

Research Technologist

first_img Johns Hopkins University Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified The Department ofAnesthesiology Research is seeking aResearchTechnologist. This position supports various researchprograms which have expanded signficantly. This position would alsosupport Basic and Translational Pain Research within the Departmentof Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (ACCM). Applicantsshould have experienceworking with animals in aresearch environment.Position assists withthe technical aspects of laboratory studies and experimentsincluding documentation and preparation of materials, performingphysiological studies on animals, administering agents andconducting molecular work designed to painresearch.Specific Duties andResponsibilities:Under the generalsupervision of a faculty investigator or laboratorysupervisor:Perform laboratorytasks and complete routine assays following common or establishedprotocols and procedures. Will be trained prior to work withsupervision and guidance from the principal investigators of thegroup.Operate lab computer,knowledge of basic software applications including spreadsheetswith Excel. Maintains complete and organizedrecords/reports.Use of image analysis software to analyze imagesof tissue sections.Techniques ofinterest include anyof the followings, but are not limited to,maintaining transgenic mouse colony and genotyping, basic animalsurgery technique in rodents (e.g., nerve ligation, catheterimplantation), behavioral pharmacology (drug delivery), animalbehavioral testing techniques related to pain, addiction andanxiety, cell culture, western blot, real-time PCR,immunocytochemistry, Ca2+ imaging and other cell imagingtechniques.Monitors inventory levels,orders materials and supplies in accordance with establishedpolicies and procedures. Keeps laboratory and surgical recoveryareas clean and orderly.Following approvedexperimental protocols, health records need to be maintained inaccordance with AALAC guidelines.MinimumQualifications:Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistryor related field. Some related post-undergraduate work experiencein laboratory research or veterinary medicinepreferred.PreferredQualifications:Experience in working with experimentalanimal models.AdditionalKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Work requires basicuse of scientific methods, procedures and techniques. A basicunderstanding of theory behind the experiments is needed. Workrequires applying basic analytical skills to implement assignedprojects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needingspecial attention.PhysicalRequirements:No allergy to live animals(rodent).Sitting, standing andwalking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) orarm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulateobjects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s).Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital orlaboratory/ clinical environment.Classified Title: ResearchTechnologist ​​​​​Role/Level/Range:ACRO40/E/02/CCStarting Salary Range:$14.14 – $19.44/Hour;Commensurate with experienceEmployee Group:Full TimeSchedule:Monday – FridayExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:School of Medicine, East BaltimoreCampusDepartment Name:Anesthesiology ResearchPersonnel Area:School ofMedicineThe successful candidate(s)for this position will be subject to a pre-employment backgroundcheck.If you are interested in applying for employmentwith The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance oraccommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, pleasecontact the HR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employment physicalfor positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working withresearch subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more: Research Technologist Johns Hopkins University Research Technologist You need to sign in or create an account to save You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Johns Hopkins University You need to sign in or create an account to save Share Salary Not Specified Twitter Salary Not Specified Save Research Technologist More searches like this Maryland, United States Research Technologist Facebook Save Research Technologist Save Research Technologist Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information Similar jobs LinkedIn Maryland, United Stateslast_img read more

Dark Star Orchestra Announces Capitol Theatre Webcasts

first_imgDark Star Orchestra, one of the longest-running and most well-respected Grateful Dead tribute acts on the road, has announced that they will webcast their upcoming two-night run at Port Chester, NY’s storied “rock palace,” The Capital Theatre. The shows, scheduled for Friday night, May 11th, and Saturday night, May 12th, will be webcast via The Relix Channel.The streams will begin at nightly at roughly 8 p.m. ET each night. For more information or to pre-order your Dark Star Orchestra Capitol Theatre live stream, head here. For more information about all of Dark Star Orchestra’s upcoming shows, head to the band website.The venue was famously one of Jerry Garcia‘s favorite places to play. In November of 1970, Garcia noted,See, there’s only two theaters, man, they are the only two places that are set up pretty groovy all around for music and for smooth stage changes, good lighting and all that – the Fillmore and the Capitol Theater. And those are the only two in the whole country. The rest of the places we play are sort of anonymous halls and auditoriums and gymnasiums and all those kinds of places.Dark Star Orchestra’s upcoming performances include their seventh-annual Dark Star Jubilee (set to take place at the end of May) and their summer tour, which leads up to (and out of) their highly anticipated and highly significant Red Rocks debut on July 8th—40 years to the day after the Grateful Dead’s own storied Red Rocks show—where they’ll recreate 7/8/78 in its entirety.[H/T Relix]last_img read more

Statement of the OAS General Secretariat on Russian Military Aircraft with Possible Nuclear Capacity in Venezuela

first_imgLikewise, this action may also be in violation of fundamental norms of international law. Venezuela is a State Party to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (“Treaty of Tlatelolco”), whose first article prohibits the receipt, storage or possession of nuclear weapons by States party or by third parties in their territory. The adoption of this treaty was a great achievement for Latin America and the Caribbean, which would made us the first region free of nuclear weapons. Its violation is a serious threat to international peace and security. Likewise, the General Secretariat observes with extreme concern the participation of military capabilities of extra-regional powers in the Hemisphere outside the constitutional framework of the countries, and far from the transparency and mutual trust that should guide these activities. Such attitudes do not contribute to peace or hemispheric stability, values of the utmost importance to preserve for coexistence in the region. We urge the bodies established in this agreement to adopt the necessary measures to verify compliance by Venezuela with its obligations, ensure that we are not in the presence of nuclear weapons as defined in Article 5 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco, and if a violation is found, that both the United Nations and the OAS be immediately informed, as established in Article 21. center_img By Organization of American States General Secretariat December 13, 2018 The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) takes note with the greatest concern of the news coming from Venezuela about the possibility that aircraft capable of using nuclear weapons from Russia are in its territory. The presence of this foreign military mission violates the Venezuelan Constitution because it has not been authorized by the National Assembly, as required by Article 187, paragraph 11. Therefore, we consider such an act harmful to Venezuelan sovereignty. last_img read more

Businesses give thumbs down to paying extra rates

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Romania faces ‘last call’ to save second pillar

first_imgWere the proposals to be enacted, pension providers fear the government would nationalise pension assets in a move similar to other countries in central and eastern Europe, including Hungary and Poland. One senior figure said the sector needed to act, referring to a “last call to save the sector”.Pension managers have been reluctant to criticise the Social Democrat government directly, however, and it is hoped that the increase will be removed from draft legislation or watered down to a more palatable level. Romania’s finance and pensions sector is continuing to fight a government proposal that it fears could kill off the funded second pillar.The proposal, included in general fiscal measures published at the end of last year, would introduce a minimum capital requirement of up to 10% of annual pension contributions. No provider would be able to comply, IPE understands, which would effectively force second pillar providers out of business.Although the requirement would apply from end-June 2019, an effective deadline of April is looming. This is the date by which pension companies must state their intention to comply with the measures in their audited annual reports.Romania’s funded pension system manages assets of over RON25bn (€5.3bn) for 7 million citizens. It follows the so-called World Bank model of pension savings, channelling contributions from the first-pillar system to funded accounts. Lucian Anghel, Bucharest Stock Exchange“Romanian private pension funds are the most important domestic institutional investors”Lucian Anghel, Bucharest Stock ExchangeAt a conference organised by the Bucharest Stock Exchange this week, 60% of attendees in an electronic poll thought a workaround would be possible.Representatives of the finance sector were keen to emphasise the importance of the second-pillar funds to the domestic economy.Radu Hanga, president of the Romanian Fund Management Association (AAF), said: “The economic growth of Romania is, and will be, strongly linked to the development of the capital market and on the availability of long-term funding for local companies.“This is why we consider that the growth of the local fund management industry and of the private pension system are the key elements for our future and should be part of our country’s long-term strategy.”Lucian Anghel, chairman of the Bucharest Stock Exchange, noted that the pension system had achieved annualised returns of over 8% in the last decade, which he said were among the highest in Europe.“This can be considered exceptional at global level, being high above the inflation rate and government bond yields,” he said. “Private pensions have brought exceptional added-value to participants, increasing their accumulated amounts. “Romanian private pension funds are the most important domestic institutional investors. They hold above 10% of the domestic market capitalisation of the Bucharest exchange and have contributed essentially to all IPOs that ran on the stock exchange.“In this way, they contributed to the business development of Romanian entrepreneurs and created added-value, supporting economic growth and the increase of the population’s welfare in the last 10 years.”last_img read more

How Brisbane man got rich off apartments

first_imgThe design was all about open plan living.The 278sq m apartment was transferred to him in 2009 with a value of $1.304m.He had marketed his last remaining apartment at $1.38m and it sold for an undisclosed sum after 71 days on the market according to CoreLogic records. That’s in line with the CBD’s median days on market of 76. RAFTER COUNTRY: HOW PROPERTY FULFILLED A CHAMPION FAMILY GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS FREE & DIRECT TO INBOX How the Pinnacle building in the Parklands development looks today. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 A file photo of Kim and David Pradella at the launch of their Pinnacle building at Parklands in 2003. The apartments were ahead of the times, favouring indoor-outdoor flow. QUEENSLAND’S RECORD-BREAKING MEGA PENTHOUSE FORMER ORIGIN STAR STILL KICKING GOALS IN 2018 The development won a multitude of accolades for the brothers including awards for urban renewal and multi level development, project over $100m and marketing excellence.David Pradella personally owned four luxury apartments across the development, with the three bedder at 6007/6 Parkland Boulevard the last one he’d held onto for about a decade. 6007/6 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane City Qld 4000WHAT oversupply? Queensland richlister David Pradella can give a masterclass in flipping units, selling off his final apartment in The Parklands Brisbane that made he and brother Kim rich.The brothers have been involved in a multitude of developments after taking on the Pradella business from their father Cesare, who kicked off the family wealth when he began prefabricating houses 59 years ago. Looking towards the family living spaces in the L-shaped apartment.He’d also owned a 126 sqm two bedder that last sold for $700,000 in 2015, another 225 sqm one that sold for $1.6m in 2009 and a 219 sqm three bedder that also last transacted for $1.8m. The Brisbane CBD has seen a surge in new developments in recent years, which has seen the median price rise just 1.2 per cent in the past decade. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK PRADELLA RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS COMPLETED: 2015 Liberte — Kangaroo Point 2015Gardens — West End 2014 Skyview — Kelvin GroveCanvas — South Brisbane 2013 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoUrban Edge — Kelvin Grove 2010 Flow — West End 2009 Tempo — West EndParkland — Brisbane CBD 2006 Allegro — South Brisbane 2005 Viva — Fortitude Valley 2004 Leftbank — West End 2003 Encore — ToowongRiva — IndooroopillyThe Shoals — Mackay 2001 Verandahs — Indooroopilly 2000 West End Central — West End 1999 La Foresta — Bardon 1994 Paradise Island — Gold Coast 1988 Hillcrest — South Brisbane 1986 Centrepoint — Spring Hill 1981 The Summit — Spring Hill 1969 Ridge — Spring Hill (Source: Pradella) David Pradella.The Parklands at Roma Street in the Brisbane CBD was a five building development created in 2003 that was ahead of the times, with amenities such as a 25 metre indoor heated lap pool, two outdoor pools, spas, sauna rooms, change rooms, fully equipped gyms and BBQ facilities, meeting rooms, and large entertainment spaces.last_img read more

Rebels are bound for Belleville

first_imgBELLEVILLE, Kan. – United Rebel Sprint Series regulars and a host of IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car competitors hit the Belleville High Banks on Tuesday, July 3 for a $1,000 to win main event.Defending champion Zach Blurton currently leads the Rebels point standings over Brian Herbert coming into a big week of racing as they will compete Tuesday in Belleville and Saturday night head to Nebraska as the Rebels will hit Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte for the $1,500 to win third annual Ron Williams/Dick (Snoose) Myers Memorial.On the following day, they head down to Dawson County Raceway in Lexington for a $700 to win feature.For more information contact Rick Salem at 785 475-7010 or email at [email protected]/last_img read more