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No cell phones during work for LTO employees

BACOLOD City – Land Transportation Office (LTO)-6 Regional Director Roland Ramos issued an order on June 13, 2018, directing all LTO employees in the region to stop using mobile phones during work hours. Ramos said LTO personnel should focus on their works as many of their clients complain of the slow processing of paperwork in […] The post No cell phones during work for LTO employees appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

Valenzuela gov’t workers’ ‘half-hearted’ service prompts memo

#BRB (Be right back) at work! To remove distractions so they can just "do their jobs," local government employees in Valenzuela City have been prohibited from using cell phones or logging on to their social media accounts during office hours. In a Sept. 27 memo, Valenzuela Mayor Rexlon Gatchalian said the ban was prompted by complaints about the "lukewarm and half-hearted" service provided by distracted City Hall workers. Exempted from the order are department heads and field personnel who are on-call. The rest can use their phones or log on to their social media accounts only during breaks. Violators face disciplinary measures, including suspension and dismissal, as provided...Keep on reading: Valenzuela gov’t workers’ ‘half-hearted’ service prompts memo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

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

Passenger dragged off overbooked United flight – CNN News

A man's refusal to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight led to a disturbing scene Sunday that has travelers up in arms over airline policies. The Department of Transportation said it will review the incident, in which a passenger was forcibly removed from the Louisville, Kentucky-bound United flight 3411 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The incident has prompted one security officer's suspension and created a publicity nightmare for United. Several passengers recorded the incident on their phones and posted video on social media showing three Chicago Department of Aviation security officers dragging the man, who has not been identified, down the aisle by the arms and legs while other passengers shout in protest. He continued to resist after he was removed and ran back onto the airplane, face bloodied from the encounter. &'8220;It was very traumatic,&'8221; passenger Jade Kelley said. She did not witness the entire event but she said the sound of the screams still haunt her. &'8220;It was horrible. I had trouble sleeping last night and hearing the video again gives me chills.&'8221; The incident sparked criticism of a system that allows airlines to involuntarily boot passengers from flights. United was acting within their rights and following policy. Then, the situation turned physical. United asked passengers to give up their seats voluntarily for compensation. Four crew members needed to get on the flight in order to work another one in Louisville or else that flight would be canceled, airline spokeswoman Maddie King said. When no one volunteered, the airline was forced into an &'8220;involuntary de-boarding situation,&'8221; airline spokesman Charlie Hobart said. United weighs a number of factors to determine which passengers would leave the flight, such as connecting flights and how long the delay will leave the customer at an airport, Hobart said. United employees explained the situation to the man several times, Hobart said. When he refused they followed Department of Transportation protocol and called local law enforcement to forcibly remove him from the plane. Passenger Tyler Bridges said the request for volunteers came after everyone had boarded. It was easy to understand why no one responded &'8212; it was Sunday night and the next flight was not until the following afternoon, he said. Bridges said two officers tried to calmly talk the man out of his seat before a third approached him in an aggressive manner. The officer told him he had to get off the plane, and when he resisted, the officer grabbed him out of his seat and carried him out with the other officers. The man hit his head on an armrest, Bridges said. He yelled that he was a doctor and that he was being profiled for being Chinese. The scene left everyone unsettled, including children who started crying, Bridges said. &'8220;It was pretty shocking that it got to the level that it got to. In part that's the man's fault, when the police came on he shouldn't have resisted, he should have just left. But it was a pretty unbelievable scene with them grabbing him and pulling off,&'8221; he said. Overbooking is not illegal, and most airlines do it in anticipation of no-shows, according to the US Department of Transportation. If no one volunteers, the airline can select passengers for removal based on criteria such as check-in time or the cost of a ticket, according to the US Department of Transportation's Fly-Rights. In an internal memo, CEO Oscar Munoz said the crew members approached the gate agents after the flight was fully boarded and said they needed to board the flight. They sought volunteers before commencing &'8220;involuntary denial of boarding process,&'8221; offering up to $1,000 in compensation. When approached, the passenger &'8220;raised his voice and refused to comply with crew member instructions,&'8221; Munoz said. He grew &'8220;more disruptive and belligerent&'8221; with each request, leaving agents with no choice to call security officers. He continued to resist even after he was removed, running back into the plane, Munoz said. Passengers shot video of him with blood streaming down his face. &'8220;Our employees followed established procedures for dealing with situations like this. While I deeply regret this situation arose, I also emphatically stand behind all of you, and I want to commend you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we fly right,&'8221; he said. &'8220;I do, however, believe there are lessons we can learn from this experience, and we are taking a close look at the circumstances surrounding this incident.&'8221; Munoz issue a statement calling the incident &'8220;upsetting&'8221; and apologized &'8220;for having to re-accommodate&'8221; customers. &'8220;Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened. We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve this situation,&'8221; The Chicago Department of Aviation said in a statement that the incident &'8220;was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure and the actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned by the Department.&'8221; That officer has been placed on leave effective today pending a review of the situation, the statement added. The four crew members did indeed board the plane, and it wasn't pretty, Bridges said. Passengers berated them, told them they should be ashamed of themselves and embarrassed to work for this company. &'8220;They just sat down quietly, it was super tense on the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2017

Pokemon-Go Away! Sorry Pikachu, but the Pentagon thinks you’re a threat

MOSCOW -- Amid espionage fears, US Pentagon employees have been issued a ban on playing the global phenomenon game, Pokemon Go, on their work phones. It follows reports that suggest the game could be used to pinpoint the locations of secure facilities......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 16th, 2016

Facebook, mini skirts banned in court hallways

For the next 10 months, court employees will be banned from wearing mini skirts and collarless shirts as well as answering cell phone calls along court hallways......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Aetas take part in Allianz Conquer Challenger

Allianz is doing something that has never been done before. The global insurer is celebrating the strength of indigenous people, particularly the Aetas of Porac, Pampanga, by introducing them to the rising sport of obstacle course racing (OCR). Last December 9, Sunday, the third leg of the Allianz Conquer Challenge was held in Clark Global City in Pampanga, where 20 Aetas, between 16 to 21 years old, raced together with 20 Allianz employees in the pairs category.  The Aeta participants are students of Villa Maria Integrated School, an adopted public school of Allianz PNB Life, atop the mountains in Porac, Pampanga. “We recognize the strength of the Aetas. So, aside from educating them with the basics of personal finance through our financial literacy program, we would like to impart to them the value of committing to achieve goals that they have to set. We want to give them a fair chance of having employment opportunities in the future,” explained Gae Martinez, chief marketing officer, Allianz PNB Life. Sunday’s race was a 10km-race composed of 25 obstacles, which was the same trail tackled by professional racers who competed for a slot in the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) Games. Just last month, OCR was announced a new addition to the SEA Games to be held in Clark, Pampanga.  Some of the obstacles during the race were hurdles, taho carry, tirador, spider web, monkey bars, wall of tire, slip wall, commando climb, among others. Those who incurred penalties for not being able to perform an obstacle had to carry a 30-pound sand bag. “OCR is an up and coming sport. It is gaining popularity in the Philippines. Allianz as a company uses sports to connect with communities. The Aetas from Villa Maria is one of the communities that Allianz here in the Philippines has chosen to support.  This is, in line with our advocacy to promote social inclusion, one of the pillars of our company’s Corporate Citizenship Strategy,” Martinez further said. One of the Aeta participants, Reyna Baclay, was thankful to be given the opportunity and to discover the sport that she said is closely similar to the activities they do in everyday life. “They carry sand bags here. In the mountains, we carry 50 kilos of camote or ube that we bring to the lowlands. If we sell, our families will have money to spend. By joining the race, I can tell people, I have a dream, too. I want to work in IT (information technology). I hope I can continue after I graduate,” said Baclay, who at age 18 is still a grade nine student. Another Aeta youth, Miracle Lansang, 20, grade 12, is dreaming of someday working for the air force. “I want to work for the air force. But they say I will not qualify because of my height. I have not lost my hope that it can still come true,” he said. Renz dela Cruz, 21, was a graduate of the same school. However, he had to stop and work giving a ride on his motorcycle, because his parents cannot afford to send him to college. “I dream of becoming a civil engineer. My family needs me now. I have brothers and sisters, who are studying,” he said. With the project “Sanlahi” of Allianz in the Philippines, there is hope for these Aeta youth. “Allianz is here to provide the courage to move forward, the courage to overcome life’s obstacles, for them to have better life,” Martinez said, ”As our tag line goes - we dare you to, because we’re with you.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Fact check: Story about bill abolishing 13th month pay is from parody blog

A parody story published on Adobo Chronicles saying that opposition senators have filed a bill to abolish the annual Christmas bonus of employees is going viral despite the article being a work of fiction. There has been no official document nor media report that states a bill was filed by Senators Risa Hontiveros and Kiko […] The post Fact check: Story about bill abolishing 13th month pay is from parody blog appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Court access is important in ending sexual misconduct at work

Late last year, bipartisan senators proposed a new law called Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017 for Congress' approval. This bill would ensure that every person facing sexual harassment in the workplace can make their case in a public court, rather than only behind closed doors in private arbitration.   Microsoft immediately threw its support behind this new proposed law. In advocating for this bill the company ended its own practice of requiring employees to sign contracts obligating them to arbitrate sexual harassment claims. Microsoft acknowledged that arbitration does silence the voice of the victimized. This silence has helped sexual harassmen...Keep on reading: Court access is important in ending sexual misconduct at work.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Cell phones, weapons seized in Manila City Jail

A multi-agency team conducted a surprise inspection of the Manila City Jail yesterday morning in an effort to rid the facility of illegal drugs and other contraband......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

DOLE issues holiday pay guidelines

Private sector employers were reminded by the DOLE to observe the proper payment of wages for employees who will report for work on November 30, Bonifacio Day. DOLE issues holiday pay guidelines Source link: DOLE issues holiday pay guidelines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Philippine Gaming Management Corporation boosts business productivity & security with Globe Business

Philippine Gaming Management Corporation(PGMC) has tapped Globe Business, the corporate information and communications technology arm of Globe Telecom, for the use of G Suite and Secure Email Gateway (SEG) to maximize business efficiency and to strengthen its cybersecurity measures respectively. Through the partnership with Globe Business, PGMC was able to acquire G Suite licenses that allow its employees to work better together via secure and reliable workplace tools for email, calendar, text, and video chat, as well as document creation, project websites, and online storage and sync. PGMC also acquired SEG to comply with the email encryption policy requirement of being an ISO 27...Keep on reading: Philippine Gaming Management Corporation boosts business productivity & security with Globe Business.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

PG& E gets ready for Thanksgiving Week storms

SAN FRANCISCO-- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is preparing for the most rainfall since early April across Northern and Central California starting Wednesday and continuing through the Thanksgiving weekend.   PG&E electric crews and vegetation contract crews are on alert for potential outages and will be ready to respond to outages, and local emergency operations centers will activate as needed.   The company's storm response won't affect PG&E's continuing restoration work in response to the Camp Fire in Butte County. As of Sunday, Nov. 18, more than 2,000 PG&E employees and contractors are doing gas and electric restoration work and rem...Keep on reading: PG&E gets ready for Thanksgiving Week storms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

SSI celebrates 30th year–with passion

  Aristotle once said, "Pleasure in the job puts perfection at work."   Call it passion or enthusiasm; this has been the driving force behind the 30-year success of Stores Specialists Inc. (SSI) Group, the retail chain that introduced global high-end brands in the Philippines, a pioneer that helped shape the retail landscape in the country.   To mark this milestone year, SSI's campaign "#PassionForward" highlights the company's vision and work ethic.   During its anniversary program last Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt, SSI Group president Anton Huang told Lifestyle how passion fuels its employees with a refreshed sense of purpose and how this virt...Keep on reading: SSI celebrates 30th year–with passion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Palace suspends gov’t work ahead of Undas break

Malacañang has suspended government work nationwide effective 3 p.m. Wednesday to enable state employees to prepare for the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, or Undas. Source link link: Palace suspends gov’t work ahead of Undas break.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

NY lawyer Elizabeth Cueva: ‘It’s important to report sexual harassment’

  NEW YORK -- In the late 1990s, way before the #MeToo Movement, lawyer Elizabeth Cueva worked for the City University of New York's Office of Compliance and Diversity. As the director assigned in Kingsborough Community College-CUNY, she led a panel that investigated sex-related incidents in the college involving students, faculty, college officials, employees and visitors. At the time, recalled Elizabeth, the issue of sexual harassment was a "burgeoning field" with rapidly evolving jurisprudence. Elizabeth thought then that because of the work they, and others in the academe did -- conducting training, explaining liabilities, disseminating information, addressing an...Keep on reading: NY lawyer Elizabeth Cueva: ‘It’s important to report sexual harassment’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 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 NewsOct 19th, 2018

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

Storm left wide swath of Florida a communications dead zone

PANAMA CITY, US -- Since Hurricane Michael roared through on Wednesday, a wide swath of Florida's northwest coast has been without telephone or Internet service, adding to the daunting challenges facing residents, loved ones trying to reach them, and the work crews struggling to bring them relief. "We have had some sites come back in service following the restoration of fiber links," cable operator Verizon said in a statement Friday. It has deployed five mobile cell sites with satellite connections "to assist with recovery efforts" while full service is restored. But in Michael's devastated wake, and with tens of thousands still without electricity or electronic communications,...Keep on reading: Storm left wide swath of Florida a communications dead zone.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated 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