Ballot code set to cut legal wrangles over disputes

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. A new code of practice on conducting industrial action ballots is set to reduce legal disputes between employers and unions.Provisions in the Employment Relations Act 1999, which come into effect on 18 September, will provide scope for courts to disregard “small, accidental failures” in the organisation of ballots.The changes are designed to simplify the law and reduce the likelihood of legal wrangles.But a new draft code of practice launched last week to provide further guidance has failed to quell uncertainty. The code only reiterates that errors – especially in relation to who is entitled to vote – in the despatch of ballot papers and postal voting will be disregarded if “taken together, they are on a scale that is unlikely to affect the ballot’s result”. Lawyers have warned that the vagueness could lead to even more legal wrangling.“The only way we will get clarification on this is to wait for the court cases,” said Sue Nickson, national head of employment at Hammond Suddards.“Employers will try to challenge the validity of a ballot but the union will say there was a hiccup and it hasn’t affected the outcome.” But senior policy adviser at the CBI Graham Morton welcomed the Government’s refusal to bow to union pressure to remove a requirement that a union should ballot only if it is contemplating industrial action.“Many ballots are not primarily concerned with industrial action but have been used simply as a bargaining weapon.” Previous Article Next Article Ballot code set to cut legal wrangles over disputesOn 4 Jul 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

What you need to know about data breach communications

first_imgThere’s no doubt 2014 can aptly be named “The Year of the Data Breach.” With that in mind, it’s important for community financial institutions (FIs) to have key data breach response tactics in place. Being prepared with an appropriate, well-planned data breach response could mean the difference between a smooth post-breach transition and a rocky one.Below are some data breach response tips to keep in mind:Think like a consumer — The consumer experience should drive all public relations and communications responses. Ask yourself: How can we make this painless? What does a nervous, potentially irritated customer need to hear from us today?Speak to entire customer base — Although not all cards in a given portfolio will be compromised, with today’s heightened media attention to data breaches, nearly every cardholder will hear of a major breach. Therefore, it’s important to talk to all cardholders within your portfolio using a segmented approach with communications tailored for each cardholder category.Set the context — Mainstream media  and consumers are paying attention to data breaches. This is due in part to the brand power of the effected companies, and in part to the frequency of the attacks. Leverage this awareness to set the context for your breach response…it’s part of a much larger issue facing nearly every consumer, every FI, every merchant in the U.S. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Remarks by Governor Wolf on Approaching Winter Storm from Emergency Operations Center

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Blizzard 2016,  Remarks,  Videos,  Weather Safety Emergency Operations CenterHarrisburg, PALike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: January 22, 2016center_img Remarks by Governor Wolf on Approaching Winter Storm from Emergency Operations Centerlast_img

EPL: Ighalo, Silva among players to miss end of season

first_img Premier League chiefs will need to decide the best way to reschedule fixtures without it having an impact on next season – but it will leave a whole host of players in limbo with their contracts expiring at the end of June. There will be question marks as to whether those stars will be able to play if the campaign is extended beyond the end of June, which is becoming increasingly likely. The high-profile names include Manchester City’s David Silva, Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and Manchester United’s on-loan striker Odion Ighalo. Read Also:Odion Ighalo: Solskjaer reveals how Nigerian has improved Man United attack Ighalo has been an integral figure for the Red Devils since his loan move from the Chinese Super League in January. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United forward, Odion Ighalo and Manchester City’s David Silva are among a host of Premier League stars who may miss the end of the season with the campaign set to be extended. Odion Ighalo All games have been postponed until at least the first weekend of April although that could increase as the coronavirus continues to spread globally. Loading… Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta have already tested positive for the virus while a host of squad members are self-isolating. That includes West Ham boss David Moyes and fellow staff after they came into contact with Arteta during a league fixture, while Everton players have also been advised to isolate after a number of first-team stars showed symptoms. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldlast_img read more