I am a young content writer. A publishing house recently approached me with an attractive offer to produce content for them. While my company’s policy doesn’t explicitly forbid us from engaging other publishers, I’m hesitant to sign the contract because I might get into trouble with my employer. How should I navigate this?The best place to start is to establish what exactly your company policy says about this. The fact that you are hesitant means you sense that this is not entirely right. There are a few questions I would like you to consider as you think through this matter. There is an attractive offer awaiting you if you take the job, but is it better than what you are enjoying at your current job? If you were jobless, would the publishing house be interested in you or has your employer elevated your professional worth to a point where your work can attract other firms? The point is, establish where your loyalty is and protect it even as you look for freelancing … [Read more...] about Can I take this side job without notifying my employer?
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As Veteran’s Week wraps up, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum held its first job and resource fair aimed at helping veterans and their families. When 23-year-old Javon Latibeaudiere left the military earlier this year after serving nearly five years, he knew the transition home might be a challenge, said CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon. “I’ve seen, for most, it’s a little bit difficult, a bit trying,” he said. “When you’re in the military, they don’t technically prepare you to leave the military. People don’t have the right resume, they don’t know how to translate what they learned in the military to real-life skills.” Currently studying full-time, he was one of dozens of veterans hoping to connect with future employers. Organizers say the point of the fair was to support those who have served. “They’re not only skilled, but they served us every single day and it’s time … [Read more...] about Intrepid Job Fair Helping Veterans Pivot To New Employment After Military Service
Uber drivers have the same employment rights as other full-time employees in Britain, a court has ruled in a landmark decision which looks likely to send shockwaves through the nation's so-called "gig economy." Further ReadingUber’s £64M “are drivers employees?” settlement falls apartThe ruling means that drivers are now entitled to earn the national minimum wage, holiday pay, sick pay, and other benefits, after the San Francisco-based taxi firm lost a case brought against them by two drivers backed by the GMB union. Uber had argued that it was a tech firm rather than a transport one, and that as its drivers were self-employed contractors it was not obliged to provide the kinds of statutory employment rights full-time workers would expect. According to the GMB, the Central London Employment Tribunal's decision will have ramifications in other industries which rely on casualised labour, and that "similar contracts masquerading as bogus self employment will all be … [Read more...] about Court: Uber drivers are company employees not self-employed contractors
The Scottish government used unreliable data to report positive employment figures, the UK's statistics watchdog has ruled.A claim that youth unemployment had fallen by 0.3 percentage points was posted on social media. But economists pointed out the sample of data used to show the change was too small to be meaningful. The Scottish government said it had been using the official figures for its jobs claim for more than a decade. Concerns over the issue were raised with the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) and it has now ruled that the figures used by the Scottish government, which relied on the Labour Force Survey (LFS), were not the most reliable available.Stuart McIntyre, of the Fraser of Allander economic institute, said more reliable data from the Annual Population Survey (APS) showed youth unemployment had increased by 0.8 points between July and September. However, the Scottish government said it used both sources when analysing youth unemployment. Skip Twitter post by … [Read more...] about Scottish government used ‘unreliable’ employment data
A former worker at an event planning company in New York has filed a lawsuit claiming his pay was reduced by half and he was later fired by the agency because he was gay. Wesley Wernecke, 32, said be began working at Eventique as a senior producer on June 3, having previously worked for a company in Boston, according to lawsuit. Wernecke’s coworkers commented on his 'girly' engagement ring shortly after he started wearing there. He was subsequently asked if is wife had a similar ring by a colleague and said that his partner, Evan, had one. Wesley Wernecke, 32, has alleged he was discriminated against because he was gay by a company he worked for in New York which slashed his pay by almost half Wernecke said be began working at Eventique as a senior producer on June 3, having previously worked for a company in Boston, according to lawsuit In a lawsuit seen by NBC, he claimed problems then began to arise with his coworkers and CEO Henry Liron David which were … [Read more...] about Gay New York man sues his former employers after they allegedly slashed his pay by almost half to ‘put him on par with other females in the office’ before firing him ‘over his sexuality’