Workplace/Employee Benefits

McDonald’s Seeks to Recoup Severance Paid Ousted CEO Over Sexual Affairs

International News       Aug 10, 2020

  New York: McDonald’s Corp. said on Monday it sued former Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook to recoup tens of millions of dollars in severance and benefits, claiming he covered up and lied about sexual relationships with at least three employees. The lawsuit came nine months after...

Zomato to give female employees up to 10 days of “period leave

Facts       Aug 08, 2020

  NEW DELHI: Indian food delivery company Zomato said on Saturday it would give female employees up to 10 days of “period leave” per year, as part of an effort to combat what it said was stigma around the issue. Zomato is the most high profile...

Search for work from home jobs up 442% in India during Feb-July:Report

Facts       Aug 03, 2020

Job searches for remote work or work from home in the country have increased by over 442 per cent between February and July, the highest globally, according to a report. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many jobs have rapidly become work-from-home jobs at least temporarily and...

California scrutinising Amazon’s treatment of workers during Coronavirus outbreak

International News       Jul 29, 2020

  California’s attorney general and state and local agencies are investigating whether Amazon.com Inc. has taken adequate steps to protect its workers from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a court filing on Monday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health and...

Siemens to roll out flexible working app for 100,000 staff

Facts       Jul 23, 2020

ZURICH: Siemens is rolling out its Comfy mobile phone app to hundreds of its offices around the world to help staff safely return to the office after the coronavirus shutdown. More than 100,000 staff in 30 countries will get access to the app, which gives...

U.S.companies fear workplace coronavirus precautions do not address airborne risk

Facts       Jul 21, 2020

U.S. companies are raising new questions about how they can make workplaces safe after the world’s top public health agency acknowledged the risk that tiny airborne droplets of the novel coronavirus may contribute to its spread, industry healthcare consultants said. About two weeks ago,the World...

Google ties more work tools into Gmail, aiming to get ahead of Microsoft

Facts       Jul 15, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif: Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday its corporate Gmail customers would now be able to edit documents and other files without leaving the email service, as it aims to lure clients from rivals by making its tools more integrated. The announcement was made...

India has now less stunted children but more obese adults

International News       Jul 14, 2020

  United Nations: India has less stunted children but more obese adults . The number of undernourished people in India has declined by 60 million in over a decade, according to a UN report which said that there were less stunted children but more obese adults...

UK Supreme Court to consider landmark Equal-Pay case against Walmart’s Asda

Facts       Jul 14, 2020

  A long-awaited equal pay lawsuit at the U.K. Supreme Court could see thousands of mostly female workers obtain better wages from the largest supermarkets and end up costing the chains as much as 8 billion pounds ($10.1 billion). The Supreme Court on Monday will scrutinize...

Jerome Jean Haegeli, Group Chief Economist,Swiss Re

Covid-19 Pandemic:Prm growth in emerging markets to remain positive in 2020 & 2021,says Swiss Re

Articles       Jul 09, 2020

  The insurance industry is set to overcome this year’s COVID-19-induced global economic recession, the latest Swiss Re Institute’s sigma says. The COVID-19 crisis will present challenges to industry profitability.In addition to pandemic-related losses, investment returns will remain subdued as interest rates stay low for longer,...

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