Case round up in brief

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. This month’s case round up in briefTUPE and undertakings comprised of a single employeeThe EAT confirmed a single employee can be an ‘economic undertaking’ for thepurpose of TUPE. An argument that subsequent ECJ case law had overruled thecase of Schmidt on this point was rejected. (Dudley Bower Building Services v Lowe and Others, EAT) Comparators in sex and race discrimination cases The House of Lords has reiterated that in sex and race discrimination cases,it is essential to correctly identify the appropriate comparator. In this case,complaints were made about appraisals carried out by the applicant, a chiefinspector of police. Her right to continue carrying out appraisals was removed.The tribunal wrongly upheld her complaint of sex discrimination byconsidering her treatment compared with that of male colleagues, whose right toconduct appraisals had not been removed. The proper comparison should have been with male colleagues who’d hadcomplaints made about them. The comparator’s circumstances must not be‘materially different’ to the applicant’s. (Shamoon v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, HL) Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Case round up in briefOn 2 Apr 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Seven reasons to provide your members with mobile apps

first_imgby: Robb GaynorIn order to keep up with the evolving trends of modern technology, it is important to maintain a strong place in the market by keeping your members satisfied. If you are not innovating, you are falling behind. There are seven reasons why credit unions should provide mobile apps:Generate a return. Mobile banking can be used to drive revenue for credit unions. Expedited payments and P2P payments are features that can both generate fee revenue, as they provide the convenience that consumers and businesses crave. Mobile can and does provide convenience, so credit unions can charge for it.Cross-selling. The mobile channel can be used to cross-sell other products and features within the mobile banking app, as well as inform your business and consumer members about your credit union. In fact, the ad space in an app can generate up to a 12%-15% “touch-through” rate.  Mobile ads and messages are much more engaging than their Internet banking counterparts. Whether you are featuring a high-interest savings account or CD or simply informing consumers and businesses about your community involvement, mobile ads engage end-users and can be used to help build a solid ROI for the channel.Save money. Mobile banking cuts costs. Simple examples, such as mobile check capture, lower transaction and processing costs for credit unions. By moving expensive activities to the mobile self-service channel, lower costs are attainable. Other examples, such as moving an end-user to mobile e-statements on an iPad, will also realize cost savings by taking out production costs. The more members who use mobile, the more savings can be attained. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Qatar unveils World Cup’s first ‘reusable’ stadium

first_imgFIFA is yet to make a final decision on the number of stadiums to be used during 2022.Since controversially being chosen by FIFA to host the tournament in 2022, Qatar has found itself at the centre of a global storm.It has been criticised over human rights and labour abuses and blighted by allegations of corruption.Most recently it has found itself accused of supporting terrorism as part of a bitter dispute involving Doha and its Arabian Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain, as well as Egypt.Thawadi said in Sunday’s statement that the diplomatic crisis had not ‘impacted’ on Qatar’s preparations for the World Cup.Qatar’s government has said it is spending $500 million a week preparing for the World Cup.Finance minister Ali Shareef al-Emadi told local media earlier this month that 65 per cent of all World Cup projects have been completed.Earlier this year Qatar unveiled its first completed World Cup 2022 venue, the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, which will also be used to host the World Athletics Championships in two years’ time.Share on: WhatsApp 2022 world cup stadium in qatarDoha, Qatar | AFP | Qatar on Sunday unveiled the design for what it claims is the World Cup’s first ‘reusable’ stadium, the seventh of eight expected venues that will stage games during the 2022 tournament.Ras Abu Aboud is a 40,000 seater stadium that will be built on Doha’s southern waterfront and host matches up to the quarter-final stage.After the tournament the stadium will be taken down, with the parts put in to containers in the hope it will be reassembled and used elsewhere.“This venue offers the perfect legacy, capable of being reassembled in a new location in its entirety or built into numerous small sports or cultural venues,” said Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of Qatar’s World Cup organising committee.Among the materials used in the construction of the stadium are modified shipping containers, according to a statement from Thawadi’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.The stadium should be completed by 2020, said the committee.The architects are a Madrid-based company, Fenwick Iribarren, who were also chosen to design another tournament venue, the Qatar Foundation stadium.Qatar has now revealed the designs for all venues expected to be used in 2022 except the Lusail Stadium, which will host the opening game and World Cup final.Although Qatar’s initial bid was for up to 12 stadiums, it is now scheduled to play matches at just eight venues.last_img read more

Florida Cancels Contracts with Unemployment Call Centers

first_img“DEO has determined it is best to focus its efforts on the companies who have provided higher skilled and fully trained representatives,” spokeswoman Tiffany Vause said in the statement.She went on to say, “Vendors who are not providing as high-quality services will not continue to provide services at this time. The Department remains committed to helping eligible Floridians receive their Reemployment Assistance benefits as quickly as possible.”State officials said there are still more than 3,000 fully-trained customer service representatives to assist people with the CONNECT unemployment system.According to the state’s dashboard, over $10 million has been paid to more than 1.6 million claimants. Reaching someone at the state’s unemployment office may soon become more difficult.Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity announced Wednesday that it is cancelling contracts with two vendors that have handled part of its phone customer service since the pandemic began.That leaves 1,000 people out of work.The two firms are AECOM in West Palm Beach and UDT in Miramar. AECOM has 800 employees, and UDT had 155 workers.last_img read more