Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …

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Londoners work ‘100 hours a year more than rest of the UK – BBC News

April 18, 2017

The professor of work and employment at the University of Stirling told the BBC: “Certain industries, such as financial services, typically work longer hours and there’s a high concentration of these in London. “Younger workers are more likely to work longer hours too, especially if living in an expensive area”. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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Porsche’s massive bonus scheme shows employers how it’s done

March 24, 2017

Porsche employees in Germany are living it up with $9K bonuses.Image: ronald WITTEK/EPA/REX/Shutterstock In the United States, working full-time does not always mean earning even just a living wage. But in Germany, things are pretty different. And there, Porsche is providing a whole new level of comfortably paid employment every single one of the company’s 21,000 employees is set to receive a massive 9,111 bonus, as The Drive reports. That’s around $9,825. Why? The luxury carmaker …

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… later. What is Article 50? What happens next? Brexit: All you need to know What are your questions about the Brexit process? What are the trade options after Brexit? “The evidence shows that the disadvantages of non-membership of the EU and single market have been vastly exaggerated and that the supposed benefits of membership, whether for exports of goods and services, for productivity, for worldwide trade, or for employment, are largely imaginary,” the study said. “The …

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Whistleblowers ‘to be protected’ if they apply for NHS job – BBC News

March 20, 2017

‘Listened to, not vilified’ Sir Robert, the inquiry chairman, warned that staff often faced bullying and isolation if they tried to speak out and that staff struggled to find new jobs in the NHS. Under the UK-wide plans, applicants for an NHS job would have the right to complain to an employment tribunal if they had been discriminated against because they had previously raised concerns about the safety of patients. Applicants would also have the right to bring a claim in court …

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A new bill could let employers force their workers to submit genetic test results

March 12, 2017

… participate in the voluntary programs, which typically include cholesterol and other screenings; health questionnaires that ask about personal habits, including plans to get pregnant; and sometimes weight loss and smoking cessation classes. And in rules that Obamas Equal employment Opportunity Commission issued last year, a workplace wellness program counts as voluntary even if workers have to pay thousands of dollars more in premiums and deductibles if they dont participate. SEE ALSO: People …

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Courts to ban cross-examination of victims by abusers – BBC News

February 23, 2017

… time of rising violence in jails, suicides and a number of high-profile disturbances. The bill will set out in law for the first time that the key function of prisons is to reform offenders as well as punish them. Other proposed measures include: New powers to tackle the use of mobile phones in prison Greater testing of prisoners for psychoactive substances Prison governors to be given control of budgets for education, employment and health Governors to also be held to account for getting …

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If Trump Really Wants To ‘Do Something’ About Autism, Here Are 3 Suggestions

February 16, 2017

… many of them adrift and their aging parents scared about what will happen to their grown children when they die. So far, employment training programs for adults with autism are scarce, as are housing options for people who may want to live and work independently but still need some support with everyday living. Even research on services for adults with autism isunderdeveloped andunformed, according to a 2012 study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. In addition, this report …

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Trump’s Labor Dept. pick admits to employing undocumented worker

February 7, 2017

… Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., said he and his wife have already paid back taxes on the employee. “My wife and I employed a housekeeper for a few years, during which I was unaware that she was not legally permitted to work in the US,” Puzder said in a statement. “When I learned of her status, we immediately ended her employment and offered her assistance in getting legal status.” He added: “We have fully paid back taxes to the IRS and the state of …

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