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2014-10-10 16:24:46

New measures build on Helping Families in Need Act GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, today announced enhanced access to Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits for parents of critically ill children (PCIC) and claimants receiving Compassionate Care benefits (CCB) if they themselves fall ill or...

2014-10-02 23:09:28

How does work culture affect trust? How is trust gained or lost? CEO of Verztec Consulting Pte Ltd, Nicholas Goh takes a look and shares tips on building trust in workplaces. Singapore, Singapore (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 A fever-stricken employee takes a day’s medical leave. The next day, the department is chided for taking too many days of medical leave a year, and using them to get out of work. Such incidents are common in many workplaces. They demonstrate a lack of trust between...

2014-08-15 08:23:27

In a recent interview, San Francisco wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover outlined common violations committed by employers and what California employees should know. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a recent interview, San Francisco wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover outlined common violations committed by employers and what California employees should know. San Francisco, CA - Wage and hour laws in California can be confusing for many employees to understand. When trying to...

2014-07-03 23:02:32

Unum and United Benefit Advisors offer Webinar on Top FMLA Mistakes and Suggested Best Practices. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) regulations are complex, but employers need to know the laws so they can adopt leave policies that prevent abuse while maintaining compliance. Employers often fall into the same traps for failure to review the regulations carefully and administer leave requests appropriately. United Benefit Advisors (UBA)...

2014-06-18 12:30:06

Event Comes as Support for Paid Sick Days, Family Leave at All Time High WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As momentum grows for workplace policies that value families, local activists from across the country will travel to Washington, DC this week for the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families. Family Values @ Work (FV@W), a network of coalitions in 21 states fighting for paid sick days and family and medical leave insurance, is sending more than 75 of its...

2014-06-13 12:25:07

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 37 percent of Oakland's private sector employees lack access to a single paid sick day. Access rates for low-wage workers earning less than $12.25 per hour in Oakland are particularly low, with 68 percent of those workers lacking access to paid sick days. Paid sick days are especially uncommon in jobs that require frequent contact with the public. In...

restaurant workers spread norovirus
2014-06-04 09:56:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that some food service workers could be to blame for the spread of the norovirus – an intestinal bug that can make a person violently ill and often strikes quickly. According to the new CDC report, one-in-five food service workers have gone to their job while sick with diarrhea and vomiting, the two primary symptoms of the disease. People who prepare...

2014-05-12 08:22:17

LONDON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employee benefits provider, Edenred has found that only the minority of cyclists who own a bike actually cycle to work despite the fact that around 2.25 million UK employees are regular cyclists. The company has also found that by closing the "UK Bike Commuting Gap" employers have the potential to save sick days. Edenred has found that by encouraging just one third of those who don't cycle to work to either commute fully or partially to work, employers...

2014-03-05 20:21:12

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Chicago City Council legislators consider the Earned Sick Time Ordinance, new research from the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) estimates that providing paid sick days to newly covered workers is expected to yield savings of more than $6.4 million annually, after employer costs and benefits are calculated. More than 461,000 Chicago employees lack access to a single paid sick day, and approximately 260,082 of...

2014-03-05 08:28:16

Three Honored for Best Practices WASHINGTON, March, 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychological Association will recognize seven employers for their efforts to promote employee well-being and organizational performance at its ninth annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 8. The four employers who will receive APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) are Tasty Catering (Illinois), Certified Angus Beef...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.