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Gov t employees happier at work – Jobstreet study

MANILA, Philippines – Government workers are reportedly "happier" with their jobs, a Jobstreet Philippines study revealed. Hiring portal Jobstreet surveyed a total of 1,008 government employees, and asked them to rate their level of happiness with their jobs on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the highest. The ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 11th, 2018

Job seekers’ confidence declines on stiffer competition

JOB SEEKERS were less confident about their prospects for finding work in 2018 due to stiffer competition and as employers seek new types of technical skills for the looming wave of automation, according to a study conducted by JobStreet.com. JobStreet country Manager Cielo J. Sonza told reporters during the 2018 Job Outlook Report launch on […] The post Job seekers’ confidence declines on stiffer competition appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

More protections for misclassified workers vs. fly-by-night employers

California's Labor Commissioner's Office has awarded over $45 million in unlawful deductions from wages and out-of-pocket expenses to more than 400 misclassified port drivers. However, most of the drivers have not been able to collect their money because the companies that committed the wage violations have filed bankruptcy and gone out of business, only to be replaced by other companies that repeat the same pattern of misclassification.   Truck drivers at California ports, mostly immigrant and vulnerable to labor exploitation, are often misclassified as independent contractors even though they work as employees under California and federal labor laws. These companies cont...Keep on reading: More protections for misclassified workers vs. fly-by-night employers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 23 min. ago

Globe Telecom bags the best workplace in Asia award for 2018

At Globe, the workplace doubles as a playground for the imagination. In its headquarters in Taguig City, employees can strike a balance between work and life through various in-house facilities: a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Workers of BGC condo on hunger strike

MANILA, Philippines – Their plea: for their coworkers to be regularized as employees of the posh condominium in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) where they work. But this plea seemed to fall on deaf ears, so they went on an indefinite hunger strike starting October 5. The problem began last July 6, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

After death of call center agent, Cebu City to shuttle employees to work

MANILA, Philippines – The Cebu City government, in partnership with the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector, will soon run its own shuttle system to bring call center employees to and from IT Park, where most BPO companies in the city are located. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña posted on his Facebook page ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Filipino labor trafficking survivors bring ‘employers’ to justice

Early this month, state and local law enforcement arrested employerswho were operating adult residential and child care facilities in the Bay Area. The employers were charged with human trafficking and other labor-related crimes, according to various news reports.   The charges resulted from a year-long investigation conducted by government agencies into the Rainbow Bright care center facilities. The facility ownerswere found to have targeted Filipino immigrants who were subjected to labor exploitation.   Some of the Filipino workers' passports were confiscated by the employers. Rainbow Bright's owners reportedly forced their employees to work practically 24 hou...Keep on reading: Filipino labor trafficking survivors bring ‘employers’ to justice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Arte France Cinema to produce Lav Diaz’s next film

Lav Diaz's next film will be produced by leading European company, Arte France Cinema. This groundbreaking collaboration was recently announced by Arte France Cinema's selection committee. Diaz confirmed the news: "There have been intimations that I do some projects with them." As early as two years ago, he recalled, an art group based in Lisbon, Portugal, already proposed an initiative for a collaboration or coproduction. "They had sent materials for me to consider, study and work on, and they said Arte France Cinema would commit to finance it," he recounted. But he got swamped with work. "Napuno ako sa mga gawain dito sa bayan, [kaya] medyo napabayaan ko." A few months ...Keep on reading: Arte France Cinema to produce Lav Diaz’s next film.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

ONE Championship: Danny Kingad motivated by friend Joshua Pacio s title win

In August of 2017, Team Lakay strawweight star Joshua Pacio hit a bump on his road back to title challenger status.  Pacio was fresh off a fantastic unanimous decision win over former champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, and looked to continue his momentum by taking out then-newcomer Hayato Suzuki in Macau.  The larger Suzuki instead overpowered Pacio en route to a submission win in the first round.  It was a tough pill to swallow for Pacio, who suddenly saw his hopes of fighting for a world championship once more get derailed.  Consoling him every step of the way was his Team Lakay brother and training partner Danny Kingad, who wasn't booked to fight on the card, but was there to help his buddy out.  It was a testament of just how close these two young guns from Baguio were.  Fast-forward over a year later, Pacio had finally earned another shot at the ONE Strawweight World Championship, and he was able to capture it by beating Yoshitaka Naito in the main event of ONE Championship: Conquest of Heroes in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Just as he was there in the tough times, Kingad was also there in what is the pinnacle of Pacio's career so far. Kingad was also victorious earlier that night, defeating Japanese newcomer Yuya Wakamatsu via unanimous decision.  But as happy as he was with his own victory, it seemed like he was even happier for his training partner's title win.  "Yun yung hinihintay ko," Kingad said with a smile. "Kasi bago kami nung nag-debut, yung gusto naming dalawa yung kami lang dalawa, kaya ayun, natupad din, talagang binigay ni God yung panalo." Considered by many as the futures of Philippine MMA, Pacio and Kingad, both 22 years old, made their ONE Championship debuts back on the same card in 2016. Since then, the two have put their respective divisions on notice.  Kingad has also challenged for a world championship once before, but then-champion Adriano Moraes made quick work of the young Team Lakay star.  Now, with his training partner ruling over the strawweight division, Kingad says he's more motivated than ever to get back to title contender status.  "Very happy ako kay Joshua, kasi yung pagka-bata niya pa, nakuha na niya yung belt." Kingad shared. "Parang na-motivate ko na mag-training ng mag-training."  Kingad is currently riding a three-fight winning streak of his own, and says he's targeting a matchup against former flyweight title holder Kairat Akhmetov, who was also victorious in Jakarta against China's Ma Hao Bin.  A win over Akhmetov certainly puts him back into contender status.  Ruling over the flyweight division, however, is another one of Kingad's teammates in Geje Eustaquio.  Kingad has already made it clear that out of respect, he won't be fighting his senior. "Syempre, di ako papayag na kalabanin ko siya. Senior ko siya eh," Kingad said. "Bago pa man ako pumasok sa ONE, andun na siya na tinuturuan ako. Parang malaking respeto ko na lang sa kanya 'yun, kasi pag wala siya, di ako makaka-aral ng techniques sa kanya." .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Constant relearning, non-routine abilities key to future job security – PIDS

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), the government’s primary socioeconomic policy think tank, has released an extensive study on how the emergent technologies of today are changing the landscape of work due to their disruptive nature.  The study, called “Preparing the Philippines for the Fourth Industrial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Why the ‘gig’ economy may not be the workforce of the future

WASHINGTON --- The "gig" economy might not be the new frontier for America's workforce after all. From Uber to TaskRabbit to YourMechanic, so-called gig work has been widely seen as ideal for people who want the flexibility and independence that traditional jobs don't offer. Yet the evidence is growing that over time, they don't deliver the financial returns many expect. And they don't appear to be reshaping the workforce. Over the past two years, for example, pay for gig workers has dropped, and they are earning a growing share of their income elsewhere, a new study finds. Most Americans who earn income through online platforms do so for only a few months each year, accordi...Keep on reading: Why the ‘gig’ economy may not be the workforce of the future.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Calif. law protects work leave to care for sick family members 

Q: I have been working for 5 years in a Los Angeles company with 52 employees. I requested a leave of absence from work to care for my sick 21-year-old daughter. My boss denied the request and said my position will be given to someone else if I take off. Is this legal?   A: No, it is not. Your rights are protected under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). CFRA provides that employees have the right to take a leave of absence for the following reasons:   For the employee's own serious health condition For the serious health condition of the employee's child, parent or spouse Birth of a child for purposes of bonding Placement of a child in the emp...Keep on reading: Calif. law protects work leave to care for sick family members .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Another ‘boceto’ or study of Luna’s ‘Spoliarium’ emerges

A purported "boceto" or study of Juan V. Luna's immortal "Spoliarium" that Salcedo Auctions claims to have discovered in Spain and now repatriated to the Philippines for its auction this Sept. 22 is dividing art historians and experts. But all of them agree that the work may either be the greatest find in the Philippine art in the new century---or the worst hoax. The issue has become more complicated after art collector and trader Pacifico "Pico" Gonzales Jr. presented to the Inquirer another study of the "Spoliarium," which art experts said would be more in keeping with the traditional practice of bocetos. Art experts are taking a look at the newly alleged boceto and compar...Keep on reading: Another ‘boceto’ or study of Luna’s ‘Spoliarium’ emerges.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

In a world of robots, carmakers persist in hiring more humans

CAR-INDUSTRY employees concerned that robots will put them out of work needn’t worry — at least for now. The post In a world of robots, carmakers persist in hiring more humans appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Mark Cuban donates $10M after Mavericks workplace probe

NBA press release The NBA today issued the following statement about the report by independent investigators regarding workplace conditions at the Dallas Mavericks, following allegations made in a Feb. 20, 2018 Sports Illustrated article: Upon learning of the allegations, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban notified the NBA and an independent investigation was launched with oversight from the league office. Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar at New York University School of Law, and currently Special Counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and Evan Krutoy, who spent more than 20 years as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and currently heads Krutoy Law, P.C., led the seven-month investigation. The league’s oversight function was led by David Anders, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The report was based on information gathered from 215 interviews with current and former Mavericks employees who worked for the team during the past two decades and from the evaluation of more than 1.6 million documents, including emails and other electronic documents. Following the launch of the independent investigation, the Mavericks, under Mr. Cuban’s direction, hired a new Chief Executive Officer, Cynthia Marshall, a former AT&T senior executive, who has since implemented a massive overhaul to improve the organization’s workplace culture. While the investigation was ongoing, Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall took a series of steps to enhance the team’s workplace policies and procedures. Under Ms. Marshall’s direction, the Mavericks have replaced or added several new leadership positions in the organization, including a new head of Human Resources, a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, a head of Diversity & Inclusion and a new General Counsel. The Mavericks also instituted mandatory “Respect in the Workplace” training for all employees and ownership; created a confidential hotline for employees to share concerns, issues or allegations of misconduct; and established employee resource teams and an external advisory council to ensure a more diverse and collaborative work environment. Ms. Milgram’s and Mr. Krutoy’s extensive investigation, with full cooperation from Mr. Cuban and the Mavericks organization, resulted in a detailed understanding of the scope and substance of the issues. Among the investigation’s key findings: - The investigation substantiated numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct within the Mavericks organization over a period spanning more than twenty years. - Among other things, the investigation found:     - Improper workplace conduct toward fifteen female employees by the Mavericks’ former President and CEO Terdema Ussery, including inappropriate comments, touching, and forcible kissing;     - Improper workplace conduct by former Mavericks ticket sales employee Chris Hyde, including inappropriate comments to women of a sexual nature, the viewing and sharing of pornographic images and videos, unsolicited and unwanted sexual advances, and violent and threatening outbursts toward co-workers; and     - Two acts of domestic violence perpetrated by former Mavs.com reporter Earl Sneed, including one against a team employee. - The investigators concluded that Mavericks’ management was ineffective, including a lack of compliance and internal controls, and that these shortcomings permitted the growth of an environment in which acts of misconduct and the individuals who committed them could flourish.  In particular, the investigators found:         - The Mavericks executive leadership team failed to respond adequately and committed a significant error in judgment by retaining Mr. Sneed following his domestic violence incidents; and         - The Mavericks’ executive leadership team was responsible for allowing Mr. Hyde to remain employed with the organization despite his inappropriate and problematic behavior, and failed adequately to address his various acts of misconduct.         - The investigators found no evidence that Mr. Cuban was aware of Mr. Ussery’s misconduct.  None of the 215 witnesses who were interviewed stated that they informed Mr. Cuban of Mr. Ussery’s actions, the investigators found no documentary evidence of such a communication, and Mr. Cuban stated that he did not know about the conduct.   The investigation report also contains a series of recommendations for changes to the Mavericks’ organization, including:     - Increasing the number of women on staff, including in leadership positions;     - Enhancing formal reporting processes for victims of misconduct;     - Implementing regular anonymous employee surveys to evaluate workplace culture; and     - Expanding and improving the Mavericks’ Human Resources department and instituting clear protocols for investigating workplace misconduct. The report confirms that several of these steps have already been taken, including the hiring of Ms. Marshall and other new senior female leaders, and notes that “we heard from employees of a sea change in the professional environment at the Mavericks that began almost immediately following” the publication of the Sports Illustrated article. In recognition of the institutional and other failures set forth in the report, Mr. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to organizations that are committed to supporting the leadership and development of women in the sports industry and combating domestic violence.  These organizations will be selected by an advisory council of leaders from the Mavericks, including Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall, and the NBA, including President of Social Responsibility & Player Programs Kathy Behrens, President of Team Marketing & Business Operations and Chief Innovation Officer Amy Brooks, and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Oris Stuart. Additionally, the NBA is requiring the Mavericks to:         - Provide the league office with quarterly reports regarding the recommendations set forth in the report and their implementation;         - Immediately report to the league office any instances or allegations of significant misconduct by any employee;         - Continually enhance and update annual “Respect in the Workplace” training for all staff, including ownership; and         - Implement a program to train all staff, including ownership, on issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. “The findings of the independent investigation are disturbing and heartbreaking and no employee in the NBA, or any workplace for that matter, should be subject to the type of working environment described in the report,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “We appreciate that Mark Cuban reacted swiftly, thoroughly and transparently to the allegations first set forth in Sports Illustrated – including the immediate hiring of Cynthia Marshall as CEO to effect change, but as Mark has acknowledged, he is ultimately responsible for the culture and conduct of his employees. While nothing will undo the harm caused by a select few former employees of the Mavericks, the workplace reforms and the $10 million that Mark has agreed to contribute are important steps toward rectifying this past behavior and shining a light on a pervasive societal failing -- the inability of too many organizations to provide a safe and welcoming workplace for women.” Following the allegations made in the Sports Illustrated article, the NBA conducted a thorough review of its existing policies and procedures related to respect in the workplace, and required all NBA teams to do the same. In addition, the league established a confidential leaguewide hotline for team and league employees to report workplace misconduct including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation.  While many of the recommendations contained in the investigation report are already part of established practice at the league office, any that are not will shortly be adopted. The report of the independent investigation is available here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

COA deserves respect, former commissioner tells Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Former Commission on Audit (COA) commissioner Heidi Mendoza called out President Rodrigo Duterte for belittling the government body and even threatening to throw one of its auditors down the stairs. In a Facebook post on Monday, September 17, Mendoza said employees and officials of COA work ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

What your California employer must reimburse you

Q: As part of my work, I travel to clients using my own car and I pay for gas. I also make several business-related calls on my personal cell phone, although since I have an unlimited plan, I do not really incur additional expenses. Should my employer still reimburse me when I use my car and cell phone at work?   A: Under California law, an employer shall reimburse an employee for all necessary expenditures incurred in direct consequence of the discharge of the employee's duties. This is to prevent employers from passing their operating expenses to employees. If your travel expenses and cell phone use were necessary for you to be able to do your job, then you are entitled...Keep on reading: What your California employer must reimburse you.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Should employees pay the cost of “Dress Code” required at work?

Alexander Brown and Arik Silva worked as retail sales associates at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a company that operates retail clothing stores throughout the United States. Brown and Silva sued their employer in a class action, claiming that the employer compelled them to patronize Abercrombie products in violation of California law.   The employees claim that their employer compelled them to purchase Abercrombie clothing for two reasons: First, Abercrombie wanted to make profits from those purchases. Second, Abercrombie saw it as a marketing strategy so that the employees would be walking advertisements for Abercrombie. The employees argue that Abercrombie's cloth...Keep on reading: Should employees pay the cost of “Dress Code” required at work?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

PLDT workers threaten to go on strike

Regular employees of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) on Tuesday threatened to go on strike should the firm remain bull-headed and refuse to grant regular employment status to its estimated 12,000 contractual workers. The Gabay ng Unyon sa Telekomunikasyon ng mga Superbisor sa PLDT (Guts) said they decided to file a notice of strike at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as the firm's noncompliance to the regularization order issued to it by the government has already led to consumers being poorly serviced and regular employees to be overburdened with work. According to Guts president Charlito Arevalo, since PLDT laid off its at most 12,000 contractual wo...Keep on reading: PLDT workers threaten to go on strike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Juan Luna’s boceto of the Spoliarium surfaces. But is it real?

By Alecs Ongcal/rappler.com – A smaller version of the country’s largest painting and national treasure, the Spoliarium by Juan Luna, surfaced during a private presentation in Makati City on Thursday, August 30. The boceto (a sketch or study that guides an artist in producing a final work), dated a year Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Arroyo bares P35K special allowance for House employees

SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday bared a P35,000 special allowance this month to every House employee in appreciation of their hard work amid the economic challenges due to inflation. During yesterday’s monthly flag raising ceremony, Arroyo announced the good news to employees about the special allowance to be facilitated by Leyte… Source link link: Arroyo bares P35K special allowance for House employees.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018