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

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

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

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

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 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

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