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Employment Law Reforms Announced to Shake Up the Work Place and Encourage Businesses to Hire Again, reports Thomas Mansfield

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced reforms to the UK’s employment laws that make it easier for employers to dismiss under-performing employees. The amended laws include settlement agreements which will give employers the opportunity to pay-off under-performing staff to prevent future claims of unfair dismissal. Although workers are not obliged to accept a pay-off, if they do so it will be legally protected and as such cannot be brought up as evidence in a future court case or tribunal.

At the same time, the maximum limit for a pay out for unfair dismissal is being reduced. It currently stands at £72,300, but MPs want this reduced to a maximum of 12 months’ salary. The aim is to encourage employers, particularly small and medium sized firms, to employ more people.

Critics say the proposals only benefit employers and remove rights from workers, but many employers, particularly smaller firms, should find some benefits, including savings of time and resources, and greater security.

Thomas Mansfield, employment solicitors London based, points out these new settlement agreements are pretty much the same as the existing compromise agreement system. Currently employees and employers can come to a specific agreement over a financial pay out from the employer in return for the employee bringing no claims against the employer in the future. Free legal representation is offered as part of this package, and Thomas Mansfield predicts it will be included in the new settlement agreements too.

The UK’s legal system is a confusing one and often beyond the reach of the ordinary worker. Thomas Mansfield is well placed to provide advice, support and representation on matters relating to employment law, including unfair dismissal and employment tribunals. It predicts the new rules are bound to cause further confusion among both employers and employees and advises anyone confused by the new laws to seek out legal advice when necessary.

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Baltimore Expands CDL Owner Operator Driver Jobs With New Terminal Immediate Hiring

GHI is one of the largest flatbed transportation services in the Northeast, and they are holding an open house for immediate hiring at their new Baltimore, MD Terminal. Positions are open for CDL Class A Company Drivers, Owner Operators, Yard Jockeys, and Tarpers.

Company Drivers: Great pay and benefit packages. Must be a minimum of 23 years of age, and have a CDL Class A License.

Owner Operators: Offers excellent earning potentials and a pay structure designed to maximize your profit. Must have two or more years’ experience driving tractor-trailers and no more than three moving violations on your current MVR.

Yard Jockeys and Tarpers: Work close to home for one of the best companies in the industry with steady work year round.

There is a large influx of job opportunities in the transportation industry, and Baltimore has become one of the highest volume transportation hubs in the region. The new terminal is located at 2301 S. Newkirk St. Baltimore, MD 21124 and is staffing for their terminal expansion and it is best to call for an appointment to assure you get the job position of your choice. If you are interested in local steady work year round with great pay and benefits, call to schedule an appointment at their open house job fair at 1-800-342-5115 Ext. 376.

Job Fair Details:
o July 14th
o Time: 8:00 am until 12:00 pm
o Bestwestern Plus Hotel and Conference Center
o 5625 O’Donnel Street
o Baltimore, MD 21224

If you meet the qualifications, call to schedule your appointment today! 1-800-342-5115 ext. 376.

Baltimore MD New Transportation Jobs CDL Class A Owner Operators Hiring Now

The Transportation Industry In Baltimore MD is Booming with local Jobs for CDL Class A and Owner Operator Truck Drivers and Large Terminals with plenty of Immediate openings for Yard Jockeys and Tarpers.

There are new terminals being opened to meet the transportation services demands and Baltimore has become one of the highest volume transportation hubs in the region. Some of the largest regional transportation service providers are ready to start taking in calls to schedule an appointment for their open house job fair at 1-800-5115 ext 376.

GHI, one of the largest dedicated flatbed transportation services in the Northeast is holding two open houses for their immediate hiring of CDL Class A Company Drivers, Owner Operator jobs, Yard Jockeys and Tarpers.

The Baltimore Job Boom is great for those looking for steady year round local work with regular home time with great pay and benefits for all personnel at the new terminal location.

• Call 1-800-5115 ext 376 to set up an appointment at one of these open houses
• July 7th and July 14th
• Time 8:00AM until 12Pm
• Bestwestern Plus Hotel and Conference center
• 5625 O’Donnel St.
• Baltimore, MD 21224

With the terminal expansion being staffed to meet the booming transportation service needs located at 2301 S. Newkirk St. Baltimore, MD 21224. It is best to call ahead and schedule your individual appointment to assure you are given the best opportunity to land the job of your choice.

Company Drivers Get the respect you deserve, only the best drivers in the industry are hired and they are rewarded with outstanding compensation and benefits packages for being the best.

Owner Operators Get hired by a company that pays as much attention to the needs of owner operators as they do for their company drivers. This employer understands the financial pressures of running your own tractor. Get the best offers with excellent earnings potential, and a pay structure that is designed to maximize your profit.

Yard Jockeys and Tarpers: Steady work, year round,and close to home with one of the best in the industry.

Call to Schedule your appointment today, and Get Hired.

The City Of Baltimore MD Transportation Jobs Reporting, For The Employers who Are Hiring Right Now.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Workers Enjoy Second Chance

The economic downturn continues to hurt nonprofit organizations that are assisting disadvantaged individuals. An automotive supervisor led a crusade to assist disabled workers during National Disability Employment Awareness Month and shares her book proceeds with a nonprofit organization.

With millions of individuals out of worker, many people forget that disabled individuals are dealing with higher unemployment rates. October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which is a national campaign to raise awareness about disability employment issues. In most circles, the plight of this group is forgotten.

Noriko Iwanaga Chapman, who is a production control supervisor for DENSO Manufacturing (TN), helped to restore $75K of government funding to the Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Center (TRC’s), located in Maryville. In 2009, the Maryville TRC was ranked at eighth in contract sales in Tennessee. Its mission is to provide services that help lead individuals who have a physical and/or mental disability to employment and are designed to meet individual needs.

As a result of a college project, Chapman became connected to this organization. She observed, “I was inspired by the staff and by individuals with disabilities who were trying very hard to learn work skills and seek permanent employment.” DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier with customers that include all the world’s major carmakers. With more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan), DENSO had worked to assist the nonprofit organization with a contract that allowed disabled workers to earn income. In reality, DENSO was offering these workers a second chance.

Chapman was sympathetic about second chance opportunities anyway. Chapman, a mother of two, with over 16 years’ experience in the automobile industry, and is also a cancer survivor. Chapman notes, “In 2009, when I was diagnosed with cancer, it was devastating to think about the disease and an unknown future. A year later, I survived and gained my health back and was given a second chance to live.” She regained her strength and managed to attend Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) and enrolled in its MBA Program. It was the start of her quest to help nonprofit organizations.

Her research was the main inspiration for her new book, Second Chance: An In-depth Case Study on Nonprofit Organization’s Resource Allocation and Operational Maximization. It is co-authored by her LMU professor Dr. Daryl D. Green. The authors pledged 30 percent of the proceeds to a local nonprofit, assisting disabled adults. Chapman states, “It was a perfect project that God prepared with the perfect timing, a convenient location, hard-working people….It was a “Second Chance” for me to go back to school and resume my career after surviving cancer.”

Chapman’s personal story inspires others including disabled workers to face their circumstances with courage. If organizations and savvy media personalities want someone who can encourage people during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Chapman would be an excellent selection.

For more information about the book or the author, please contact Noriko Chapman directly at 865-379-6455 or Chance2.Noriko@gmail.com. Ms. Chapman is available for media interviews.

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Online Bachelor Of Science In Occupational Safety By EKU

– Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is proud to announce the new online Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety Degree Program, with classes starting in January 2011.

EKU’s online Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety arms current safety professionals and those interested in pursuing a safety career with the skills and knowledge to succeed within this evolving industry. The program’s comprehensive curriculum provides students with a solid safety foundation including: OSHA inspections, education and training, workers compensation, and auditing.

The new EKU occupational safety program provides students with relevant, real- world learning applications, from industry-leading faculty members. EKU’s faculty members have many years of safety experience. They incorporate that experience into the courses by directly applying theories to practice. Additionally, the professors use cutting-edge teaching tactics in the courses. For example, they have incorporated videos of construction safety and OSHA inspections into coursework for online students.

“The faculty truly makes this degree program stand out. They give a strong foundation and enhance the curriculum with their industry experiences, which makes our graduates untouchable,” said Program Coordinator, Dr. Michael Schumann.

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Eastern Kentucky University Launches Website For The College Of Justice And Safety Online Programs

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU),http://safetymanagement.eku.edu, is proud to announce the launch of a new website hosting all of the online degree programs available through the College of Justice and Safety. The new website will be a resource of information for current and prospective students, as well as industry professionals. Vital information on a suite of online programs including Bachelor’s programs in Fire Protection Administration, Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, and Occupational Safety and a Master’s program in Safety, Security and Emergency Management is presented throughout the website. Working professionals within the fire and safety industries will also benefit from the information on this website, including fire resources, safety resources, and a collection of course videos.

In conjunction with the new website, EKU will also launch social media. Check for updates and current news on:

• Twitter: http://twitter.com/ekuonline
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/EKU-College-of-Justice-Safety-Online/170281136295

Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety holds the designation of being a Program of Distinction in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and one of the foremost institutions of learning and research in the fields of justice and safety in the nation and world.

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Blair Rewards Unwanted by Middle Class with New Labour Government Changes

It seems as though the Blair rewards program is coming to a head. Influence across too many political camps gets noticed over time. By switching and trying to bridge the gap between the Labour party and the Conservatives with influential power across all camps is a gutsy move stemming from the historic blair rewards that Tony Blair is becoming more and more well-known.

The blairrewards have come about full circle with a lucrative and suspicious appointment to JP Morgan. It is a sweet package that further entices additional political figures to potentially reconsider their participation in the Blair rewards program. The Blair rewards program is a bit like follow the leader that many individuals played as children. The only difference is that the consequences of follow the leader as a child are far less devastating and typically much less devious than when the leader of a world power manipulates the system to create death and destruction in Iraq only to manage assets in the area for a sizable return.

It is true that the typical political salary is not competitive to the top ranking business men in the world, which is perhaps why blair rewards worked so well. The middle class is tired of footing the bill for system manipulation for self-serving constituencies. Perhaps the appointment for several million dollars a year to consult on foreign investments in Iraq would not be such a bad reward if the means to which one got to the appointment was not through such unjust and diabolical means.

It seems as though JP Morgan is essentially following Tony Blair’s lead by putting together their own Blair reward program designed to give Blair rewards for allowing them to make so much money as a result of the war in Iraq. Logically, it makes sense that he would have some type of golden parachute for using government money to fund businesses to fight a war. Why wouldn’t the businesses give Blair rewards? He scratched their backs and now they are scratching his.

It is sad that politicians and big business is unable to generate more creative means from which to take money from the public and turn it into profit for organizations. The blairrewards that has become popular through Tony Blair’s actions are clearly not his own brainchild. The Blair rewards program happens every day in business and politics. This is why there are ethics training courses and policies and procedures that are in place.

The Blair rewards program is clearly something that occurs on a daily basis all over the world. The most tragic thing about it is that the Blair rewards result in a horrible direction for humanity and society. Where one can forgive a luxury vacation in order to get a deal closed in business, the extent of this type of manipulation in world politics with tragic means is unforgivable

Bobby Blair is political analyst conscious individual that is intolerant for abuses of political power such as the blair rewards program. As our society continues to try to understand itself blairrewards helps to show us that we are not progressing as one would hope. While the rest of the world is suffering during the present economic downturn, the individuals responsible for getting us there are getting paid-out in full.

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BT Business Research Shows Britain’s Workers On 6 Day Weeks To Keep Jobs

New BT Business* research has shown that overtime is becoming the norm for almost 50% of staff since the financial crisis began. More than a third of those Brits feel compelled to work over their contracted hours every week because of the current climate, with most working an average of 7 extra hours per week – the equivalent of an extra day – and collectively putting £200 million in extra hours into the British economy each week**.

The findings also show a clear gender split with men more likely to be putting in the extra hours, including 66% of men stating they are working over the recommended 48 hour week.

More than a third (37%) of the 4000 survey respondents put in extra hours to cope with growing workloads. Colleagues being made redundant (41%) and a renewed focus by companies on improving customer service (35%) were cited as the top two reasons for this. However, over 40% also cited that this situation was being exacerbated by time being wasted in the work place because staff are not equipped with the right tools to do the job.

“These findings reflect the length that employees are willing to go to, to keep Britain’s economy afloat”, said Bill Murphy, managing director, BT Business, “Employers should look to match these efforts by equipping staff with what they need to become more efficient. Financial incentives may not be an option, but companies should consider how working practices can eliminate wasted time and boost productivity. Using technology to support practices such as flexible working can help companies strip out the fat as well as helping their staff become more efficient with a better work life balance.”

The research also revealed a drastic change in the office atmosphere with 37% of workers stating there is less laughter in the workplace compared to over a year ago and greater pressure on staff to perform. 43% of respondents believe that the offer of flexitime would help to create a better working experience. Flexible working including the option to work from home and improved technology (33%) also equally factored highly in people’s aspirations on how they’d like their workplace to change.

Workers showed a clear willingness to go that extra mile to impress the boss. 43% of respondents admitted to being motivated to work harder to keep their jobs, with 60% feeling very lucky to have a job. 34% of those surveyed admitted to turning up earlier for work and a similar number (39%) admitted they are being more proactive and have generally pulled up their socks to keep in the bosses good books.

The research was launched at BT Business Experience, a free week-long event held recently in London. As well as leading entrepreneur Peter Jones, prominent business experts were on hand to offer one-to-one advice on key issues facing the SME (small and medium sized enterprise) community in these difficult times and how they may be able to use technology previously only available to large companies to help them succeed and thrive.

* Research conducted for BT Business in June 2009 and surveyed 4000 people.
* * Based on minimum wage of £5.73 per hour for workers aged 22 years and older. According to the Office of National Statistics there were 29,108,000 people employed (aged 16 and over February to April 2009

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BT Business understands the challenges that businesses face in the current climate, and supports cost control, improved productivity and winning business through product collections including business broadband & internet, domainsweb hosting, data & voice networks, IT support and mobile services.

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