Friday, April 29, 2005

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

UK - Corporate killing legislation

Appeal for Corporate Killing Legislation
The Amicus trade union is using Workers Memorial Day to urge the introduction of new workplace corporate manslaughter legislation early in the new Parliament.

Australia - Employers in fantasy land


Employers in fantasy land

80% of Australian businesses believe they are seen as great employers offering positive and rewarding workplace environments. But 63% of job seekers say that employers are ‘not delivering’ on expectations.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

UK - Top managers' pay

UK top managers (almost) the best paid in Europe
UK senior managers are beaten only by the Swiss when it comes to the highest pay levels in Europe, according to a Watson Wyatt on compensation trends in 17 Western European countries.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Planning for a job loss

Planning For A Job Loss Could Prevent One Says Life Coach
The first part of your plan is to achieve better success in your current job to increase the likelihood of staying employed.

Friday, April 22, 2005

References

Excellent References Can Be the Clincher
References can be the decisive factor on whether you are offered a position.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Canada - employment law articles

Four new articles posted:


Disciplinary Probation
- Disciplinary probation is a process for addressing employee misconduct.


Amendments Proposed to Workers' Compensation Act
- On March 9, 2005, the Alberta government tabled Bill 15, the Workers' Compensation Amendment Act.


Pension Legislation Provides More Protection and Transparency for Members
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Introduced in the Legislature March 23rd, Bill 35, the Employment Pension Plans Amendment Act, will give private sector pension plan members better access to information such as the financial status of their pension plans to ensure improved transparency and accountability.


Criminal Code Charges under Bill C-45 Withdrawn
- On March 3, 2005, in Newmarket, Ontario, Criminal Code charges were withdrawn against the construction supervisor who became the first person in the country charged under the Criminal Code’s new Health and Safety criminal liability of organizations and individuals who direct work, Bill C-45.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

USA - Equal Pay

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Equal Pay Day.

Pelosi - equal pay as a family issue

Job searching

When Well-written Resumes Don't Work
Telltale signs that your job search may be in jeopardy and the quick fixes you can incorporate to increase the chances your job search will be successful.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

UK employment law updates

April 18 2005 E-news
* Unfair Dismissal - How compensation is determined
* Bonuses on Maternity Leave
* Redundancy

Friday, April 15, 2005

Job market for MBA graduates


Dramatic Improvement in MBA Job Market

The job market for MBA graduates has been sluggish for several years but a recent GMAC survey finds that opportunities for MBAs are increasing rapidly and are set for a dramatic improvement during 2005.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Australia - national minimum wage

ACTU attacks Federal Government plan to scrap annual minimum wage case

"This would be a backward step for working Australians. It would threaten the living standards of working families who are already struggling to keep their heads above water."

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

UK - Latest employment law updates

April 5 2005 E-News:
* Band of reasonable responses test
* Failing to reply to a question or providing an evasive reply can lead to an inference of discrimination
* EAT finds that covert surveillance is justified

Tuesday, April 05, 2005