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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

Gatchalian: Interview | Boracay closure | Senate of the Philippines

April 5, 2018. (start of recording) Q: Ano po ang masasabi niyo tungkol sa total closure ng Boracay starting April 26 kung saan 36,000 jobs ang at risk at 56 billion ang mawawala? SEN WIN: Ang importante ngayon for DOLE to come out with a strategy na mabigyan ng temporary work ang 36,000 na employees,…… link: Gatchalian: Interview | Boracay closure | Senate of the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

NO ACCOUNTABILITY: Only 8 out of 31 ICUPAO job hires retain posts

ONLY 8 out of 31 job hires assigned to the Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (ICUPAO) were retained to work for another month. But City Administrator Hernando Galvez said his decision was not political amid insinuations that contracts of job hires and city hall employees associated with Rep. Jerry Treñas are being sacked. Galvez […] The post NO ACCOUNTABILITY: Only 8 out of 31 ICUPAO job hires retain posts appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

South Korea plans to shut down computers to stop employees from working too much

Two days hence, on March 30,government workers from Seoul can say they'll be going home on time, when their work computers automatically start shutting off at 8 p.m. The initiative comes from Seoul's Metropolitan Government and will be introduced in three phases, with the first happening this Friday, the BBC reported. In the second and fourth weeks of April, however, work computers will start shutting off at 7:30 p.m. during Fridays. Meanwhile, work computers will shut off at 7 p.m. every Friday starting in May. The computer shutdown initiative comes in good timing, as South Koreans are known to work insanely long hours, clocking in 68 hours of work a week or about 13 hours a day. ...Keep on reading: South Korea plans to shut down computers to stop employees from working too much.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Going beyond the traditional work setting

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer Working environment in the Philippines, particularly in the past 10 years, went through rapid and significant changes. From the traditional cubicle-style setup, primarily designed for employees to stay focused all the time, workplaces today have open space design that encourage collaboration and creativity between staff. And as key […] The post Going beyond the traditional work setting appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Nowitzki disgusted by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki said Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) he was “disgusted” to read about allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. The 20-year player who has spent his entire career with the Mavericks told reporters after the first post-All-Star break practice in Los Angeles that he was glad the franchise was addressing the situation by hiring outside counsel to investigate the allegations. “It’s very disappointing,” Nowitzki told The Dallas Morning News. “It’s heartbreaking. I’m glad it’s all coming out. I was disgusted when I read the article, obviously, as everybody was. I was shocked ... that our franchise, my franchise, that stuff like that was going on.” Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015. Ussery, who was investigated by the team over similar claims in 1998, denied the allegations in a statement to SI. The report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement. The team said Sneed had been fired, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told SI that he fired human resources director Buddy Pittman after learning details of the magazine’s report. The Mavericks said Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) they hired Evan Krutoy and Anne Milgram to lead the independent investigation. Krutoy served as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for over 20 years and served as Acting Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit. Milgram is a professor at New York University School of Law, and a former New Jersey attorney general. A day earlier, the NBA said the Mavericks had informed the league of the allegations involving Ussery and Sneed. The league said it would “closely monitor” the investigation. “Their findings are going to go directly to Mark Cuban and (Commissioner) Adam Silver, and the Mavericks will abide by whatever recommendations are made,” coach Rick Carlisle said after practice. “I can tell you that when it comes to anything involving the Mavericks, Mark Cuban is a strong believer in extreme ownership, extreme accountability.” SI contacted six female former Mavericks or American Airlines Center employees who claimed they left the sports sector because of a structure that left them feeling vulnerable and devalued while protecting powerful men who misbehaved. A male former department head said there was “built-in protection for a lot of men.” A woman who had recently been hired as a support staffer said Ussery made sexually suggestive remarks to her in the media dining room before a game during the 2010-11 season, when the Mavericks won their only NBA championship. The woman said she had been told by others to be wary of Ussery. “Obviously there’s a problem in the Mavericks organization and we’ve got to fix it,” Cuban told the magazine. “I’m embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed.” Cuban declined comment to The Associated Press on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Two women claimed Ussery harassed them for years, incidents that ranged from inappropriate remarks to requests for sex to touching women’s calves and thighs during meetings. Ussery had left Nike to join the Mavericks and had previously served as commissioner of the old Continental Basketball Association. He was praised by former NBA Commissioner David Stern and served as the Mavericks’ alternate governor with the league. “I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me,” Ussery said. “During my nearly 20-year tenure with the Mavericks, I am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me or any findings by the organization that I engaged in inappropriate conduct.” Ussery said he had raised concerns about other Mavericks employees who he said engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct and the organization didn’t address those concerns. “I believe these misleading claims about me are part of an attempt to shift blame for the failure to remove employees who created an uncomfortable and hostile work environment within the Mavericks organization,” Ussery said Cuban told the magazine that the team was establishing a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees. He is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Dallas Mavericks hit with misconduct allegations

LOS ANGELES, USA – More than a dozen current and former ex-Dallas Mavericks employees have stepped forward and described the NBA team's corporate work environment as toxic, including allegations of sexual harassment. According to a report on Tuesday, February 20, by Sports Illustrated, former Mavericks president and chief executive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

‘Independent Contractor’ classification can be a bad bargain for workers

  Q: I work as a traveling technician for a company. Recently, my employer asked me to sign an "independent contractor" agreement and told me that I will now be receiving a 1099 instead of a W-2. Being on 1099 allows me to take home all my pay with no withholdings. But is there anything else I should know about this before I sign the contract?   A: Yes, there are several things you should know about being classified as an "independent contractor" or IC. First of all, ICs are not considered employees and do not have the same rights as employees.   Unlike employees, independent contractors do not have to be paid minimum wage, overtime, or missed breaks. T...Keep on reading: ‘Independent Contractor’ classification can be a bad bargain for workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Land use bill and Asian urbanization

Urbanization, like technological innovation and mass production of mobile phones and other gadgets, is among the important reasons why people’s lives have become more comfortable. Many necessities like schools and work offices, supermarkets and groceries, hospitals and clinics, are nearby. People no longer need travel for hours or even days just to get to the […] The post Land use bill and Asian urbanization appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

Workers win $194K in back wages from care home owners

SAN FRANCISCO -- Following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, Laura and Carole Nobis -- owners of Nobis Care Homes -- have paid $194,275 in back wages to 13 caregivers and cooks to resolve Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations. Investigators with the Department's Wage and Hour Division found that Laura and Carole Nobis failed to pay employees for hours they worked beyond 40 in a work week. The Department's investigation found that the employees regularly worked an average of 60 hours per week, but payroll records showed workers were paid only for 40 hours. "This investigation demonstrates our determination to ensure that employees receive their rightfully earned ...Keep on reading: Workers win $194K in back wages from care home owners.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Discovery May Lead to Faster-Charging, Longer-Lasting Batteries

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries, the most common type of battery used to power cell phones and electric cars, creating possibilities to develop batteries that “charge faster and last longer.“ The discovery, published in the newly released journal Science Advances, shows that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

BPO network, groups kick off campaign for safer workplace

By Maya M. Padillo, Correspondent DAVAO CITY — The BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) along with progressive groups AnakBayan-Southern Mindanao Region (SMR), Kilusang Mayo Uno-SMR, Nonoy Librado Development Center and the Church-Labor Solidarity Network in Dava,o started a campaign on Friday for safe work places dubbed #SafeWorkplacesNow outside the burned NCCC Mall following the deaths […] The post BPO network, groups kick off campaign for safer workplace appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein detained for one year – Al Jazeera

When his daughter Hagar graduated from high school, Mahmoud Hussein clipped articles from newspapers about universities from the confines of his prison cell. He wanted to be there for Hagar as she was about to embark on a new journey – higher education, and inform her of the best choices. “When I visited, I found that he’d made a list of universities that are suitable for her,” says Zahra Hussein, Hagar’s sister. At 23 years old, Zahra is the second oldest of Hussein’s nine children. Wednesday marks one year since Egypt arrested the Al Jazeera journalist, who is now 51 years old having celebrated a recent birthday at Cairo’s Tora prison. To date, Hussein has not been formally charged. “We’re all unable to adjust,” says Zahra. “The house is dead. Dad is under arrest, so there is no happiness coming in.”  An Egyptian national who was based in Qatar, Hussein was stopped and questioned for 15 hours by authorities, after travelling to Cairo on holiday last December 20.  He was accused of “incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos”, allegations he, his lawyers and Al Jazeera strongly deny. He is in poor physical and mental condition and is being denied adequate medical treatment. After he fractured his arm last summer, officials refused to let Hussein undergo surgery or have his cast changed. Human rights groups say there are currently around 60,000 political prisoners in Egypt, many of whom have disappeared. There are at least 20 journalists currently languishing in Egyptian prisons, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. “I go through many phases of depression, and then I feel that I can’t continue,” says Zahra, who has adopted the role of family caretaker since her father’s arrest. As Hussein was being branded a “terrorist who works for Al Jazeera” by Egypt’s media, her bosses sacked her, saying they could not risk keeping her employed. She now works from home as a freelance translator. “I never wanted to be placed in this terrifying situation. I’ve always had this comforting idea that dad’s here. If any problem arises, dad will solve it.”  As part of his imprisonment, Hussein spent around three months in solitary confinement before being moved to a cell with other prisoners.   At the time of his arrest, Sherif Mansour of CPJ said: “Egyptian authorities are waging a systematic campaign against Al Jazeera, consisting of arbitrary arrest, censorship, and systematic harassment.” Al Jazeera Media Network has said it “rejects all the baseless allegations against Hussein, and condemns the unfair detention, in addition to obtaining false confessions by force. Furthermore, the network holds the Egyptian authorities responsible for Hussein’s safety and well-being”. Hussein is the oldest of nine siblings and hails from a village within the Giza governorate. The first member of his family to attend school, he has two degrees from Cairo University – one in political science, and another in law. “I loved school very much,” he told Al Jazeera in a March 2016 interview for an internal staff magazine. “I used to be top of my class through high school.” In 1988, Hussein started his journalism career as politics editor with the Cairo-based Sawt al-Arab Radio (Voice of Arabs Radio). He later became a broadcaster at the station.   During his years in radio, he also worked for several research centres in Egypt. He joined the state-run Nile TV in 1997 as a political affairs correspondent, before later being promoted as the channel’s head of correspondents.   During his years in radio, he also worked for several research centres in Egypt. He joined the state-run Nile TV in 1997 as a political affairs correspondent, before later being promoted as the channel’s head of correspondents. He spent years in Palestine where he interviewed Yasser Arafat, former chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), and covered major events such as Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2006.  He then worked with several Arabic news channels, eventually becoming Sudan TV’s Cairo bureau chief. During those years, Hussein also taught at the Radio and Television Institute in Cairo, giving courses on news production and editing.  In 2010, Hussein joined Al Jazeera’s Cairo bureau as a correspondent, after freelancing for the network. He covered Egypt’s 2011 revolution which toppled former President Hosni Mubarak and the events that followed, up until the closing of Al Jazeera’s Cairo bureau in 2013. He then moved to Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, where he worked as a news producer. Hussein is someone “who knows how news is made”, says Majed Khedr, his manager in Doha. Sitting in Al Jazeera Arabic’s bustling newsroom, Khedr remembers Hussein’s ability to lighten the mood in a stressful work environment. “What is unique about Mahmoud is his fun spirit. He has a good sense of humour,” Khedr says. “He always brought food, and it was usually Egyptian food …This was Mahmoud’s spirit, God bless him.  “His name is still in our daily work schedule because we are still convinced he is with us.” Anas Zaki, a news editor at Al Jazeera Arabic, described Hussein as someone who “was always there for his friends”. The pair studied at university together and have been friends for more than 30 years. If someone called Hussein in distress late at night, he would rush to their house and “never make him feel like he sacrificed his sleep or comfort”, Zaki says. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Limited spectrum remains for telco ‘third player’

THE third entrant in the telecommunications industry will have limited spectrum to work with and may have to compete in areas like cell site construction or fixed-line Internet, where the need for frequency is not as critical, the acting head of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said.  In a social media post, […] The post Limited spectrum remains for telco ‘third player’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Conflict brews at a Marcos-created agency in Pasig; boss accused of junketeering, employees blamed for work disruption

All's not well at a government agency in Pasig City established 44 years ago, just months after then President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Palace suspends government work on December 26, January 2

MALACAÑANG has issued Memorandum Circular 37, suspending work in government offices on December 26, 2017 and January 2, 2018. Memorandum Circular was signed on December 13 by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte. Medialdea said the suspension of office work in the public sector would allow government employees “full opportunity to… link: Palace suspends government work on December 26, January 2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Palace gives state workers longer holiday break

MALACAÑANG has suspended work in government offices for December 26, 2017 and January 2, 2018 to give state employees a longer holiday break, according to Memorandum Circular 37 signed yesterday by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. “However, those agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

PH underemployment rate drops to lowest in 10 years

MANILA, Philippines – The number of employees seeking additional work hours reached its lowest rate in a decade. Based on the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the underemployment rate was at 15.9% back in October. This is 2.1% lower than the 18% rate during the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

What Julia Barretto learned from Joshua Garcia

If there was one thing that actor Joshua Garcia said he was proud to have taught onscreen partner Julia Barretto, it was the importance of pakikisama (fellowship). "Part of being a celebrity is knowing how to reach out to the people you work with---from the bosses, down to the lowliest employees. You earn their respect that way," Joshua told the Inquirer during a recent media gathering to launch his own clothing collection under the brand BNY. Joshua's comment was a reaction to rumors that Julia was always aloof and unapproachable, even to the people she works with. The actress once had to apologize to fans who accused her of snubbing them at an event in London organized for...Keep on reading: What Julia Barretto learned from Joshua Garcia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

LOOK: Hard work continues to pay off as Blue Eagles each receive iPhone X for UAAP Championship

Life is definitely sweet for the UAAP season 80 men’s basketball champions Ateneo Blue Eagles. A day after being honored in style by Ateneo via the #BEBOBonfire, the Blue Eagles receive the promised iPhone X, provided by one of their team backers, Manny V. Pangilinan. Twin brothers, Matt and Mike Nieto, Anton Asistio, Aaron Black, Raffy Verano, Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena, nearly the whole squad took to Instagram to flaunt their new Apple handsets. In Thirdy’s Instagram story, the fresh new phones are seen neatly stacked on a table, before being given away to the champs. After taking down season 79 champions De La Salle University in a gripping Finals series that went the distance, the Blue Eagles were promised to be rewarded the latest Apple iPhone, as well as a trip to Hong Kong. After being celebrated in style and rewarded in  kind, Ateneo’s hard work continues to pay off.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Can my employer stop me from taking a nap during my lunch break?

Q: I work in a hospital on 12-hour shifts. During my meal break, I sometimes go to our break lounge to take a nap. My supervisor told me sleeping is forbidden. Since it is my 30-minute meal break, I feel that I should be able to spend it however I want. What are my rights?   A: If it is your meal break, you should be allowed to spend it however you want, including taking a nap. Under California law, employers must provide a 30-minute uninterrupted meal period to employees for every 5 hours of work. "Providing" a meal period means the employer must provide an off-duty meal period. "Off-duty" means:   Employees are relieved of all duty for an uninterrupted peri...Keep on reading: Can my employer stop me from taking a nap during my lunch break?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017