Type: Keyphrase
Name: Workers
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 14 mins ago - 4 reports

Many low-wage workers not protected by minimum wage

President Obama supports a Senate bill that would gradually raise the $2.13 an hour wage base for tipped workers to 70% of the full minimum wage. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) But not every low-wage worker has to be paid the minimum wage[1]. That's because a crazy ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 14 mins ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 mins ago - 17 reports

IRS Paid $2.8 Million in Bonuses to Problem Employees; Over $1 Million Paid to Workers Who Didn't Pay Taxes

|12:52 pm (Photo: Reuters)An Internal Revenue Service awards program designed to recognize and reward IRS employees for their performance is found to have award $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues and more than $1 million of ... [Published Christian Post - 32 mins ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 25 mins ago - 3 reports

Lawmakers Consider To Giving State Workers A Pay Raise, But At A Price

Kansas lawmakers are considering proposals to give state workers a modest pay increase...and end their guaranteed longevity bonuses.The Senate Ways and Means Committee reviewed budget issues on Tuesday that lawmakers will face when they wrap up their ... [Published KMUW 89.1 FM - 25 mins ago]
Entities: Workers, Sam Brownback
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 5 reports

IRS awards tax-delinquent workers

The Treasury’s IRS watchdog this week handed Republicans a new reason to blast the tax-collecting agency.The IRS gave bonuses to agents who were delinquent on their taxes and misbehaving, according to a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration ... [Published Politico - 1 hour ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 5 reports

About a 12 PDP workers injured, 2 critically in road accident

About a dozen workers of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were wounded, two of them critically, when a vehicle in which they were travelling turned turtle in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, a part of Srinagar constituency, going to polls on April ... [Published - 1 hour ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Contractor acknowledges changes that workers will face upon return at WIPP

Workers will face tougher rules and more formal operations and will wear more protective gear when they return to the Departm - More -  ... [Published NEI SmartBrief - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Workers
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 11 reports

3,000 victim families of Rana Plaza tragedy to get ILO assistance

(BSS) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) has started distributing financial assistance to the families of the victims of Rana Plaza building collapse."With two persons yesterday, the ILO started distribution of money...a total of 3,000 family ... [Published Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha - 4 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 13 reports

Abuse of women domestic workers in Qatar exposes uncomfortable truths closer to home

After the controversy surrounding the deaths of construction workers in Qatar, the oil-rich micro-state’s treatment of foreign workers is once again in the spotlight over its mistreatment of migrant labourers. Today Amnesty International has published ... [Published New Statesman - 4 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 15 reports

Replace Canadas temporary foreign workers program with immigration and incentives say critics

OTTAWA -- How to solve a problem like the federal government's scandal-plagued temporary foreign workers program?Economists and immigration experts say there are solutions at hand as the ... ... [Published Big News Network - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Immigration, Workers, Canada
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 16 reports

China activist missing after trying to help striking workers

23/04/2014 2:32PMA prominent Chinese labour activist has been missing for more than 24 hours and his wife suspects he was detained by state security agents after trying to help workers involved in China's biggest strike in years organise their case.Zhang ... [Published Metro Broadcast - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 7 reports

Social Workers March Again For Lower Caseloads

Employees of the state's child welfare agency are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload.Members of the union representing social workers and other employees of the Department of Children and Families held ... [Published WBSM-AM - 19 hours ago]
Entities: Workers, Informant
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 13 reports

Delta Electronics slams false reports of Dongguan strike

Taiwan-based Delta Electronics has accused mainland Chinese media of fabricating reports claiming that its factory workers in Dongguan are following the lead of the Yue Yuen shoe factory by going on strike over social security contributions.Delta, the ... [Published Want China Times - Apr 22 2014]


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A council spokesperson said: "Monitoring of employee absence has been tightened, and this has contributed greatly to the reduction in sickness absence, which had been as high as 12 days per FTE in July 2007, reducing to the days on introduction of the new policy in August 2008 and 9.32 days per FTE in March 2014."

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