Workplace/Employee Benefits

Italy to protect businesses from liability if workers catch Covid-19

International News       May 18, 2020

  Italian businesses that follow the health and safety rules are protected from liability in case returning workers catch coronavirus, the head of the country’s insurance association said in an interview with La Stampa.   While infections are categorized as workplace accidents under the government’s decree on...

ILO warns Indian states on scrapping of workers' rights

Indian News       May 14, 2020

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD: The U.N. labour agency urged Indian states thinking of relaxing workers’ rights to help industry survive the coronavirus to consult workers first as a union linked to India’s ruling party said it would protest the planned moves.Six states, including most populous Uttar Pradesh...

``Businesses need to restart facilities with care and caution after coronavirus lockdown'':AGCS

International News       May 06, 2020

 London/Munich/New York/Paris/Singapore: The coronavirus pandemic has impacted global businesses and their employees – closing many operations, albeit temporarily. With businesses in many countries now preparing to reopen after a period of inactivity, it is important that they remain vigilant about the risk environment in order...

Most Indian professionals believe right connections key to career growth: Report

Facts       Apr 29, 2020

  Most Indian professionals - especially millennial's - believe that having a strong network can help them progress in their careers and get ahead in life, says a report.   According to the LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2020 report, 88 percent of Indian professionals believe knowing the right...

Industries cannot be forced to pay wages during lockdown: Chief of par panel on labour

Indian News       Apr 24, 2020

  New Delhi: Industries cannot be forced to pay wages to their employees during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab, who chairs the parliamentary panel on labour, said on Monday.   Amid the countrywide lockdown to check the spread of the novel coronavirus, the parliamentary panel...

From Google to Webex to Teams to Zoom: How to Choose a Videoconferencing App

Facts       Apr 21, 2020

  The coronavirus crisis has seen millions locked in their homes turn to videoconferencing apps, bringing with it question marks over security and privacy and a new verb – Zoombombing – the practice of uninvited users crashing into conversations.   From easy-access models for schoolkids and casual...

Health and motor insurance renewal date further extended till May 15

Indian News       Apr 16, 2020

  New Delhi: The Centre has allowed health and motor insurance policyholders to defer payment of their renewal premium falling due during the period of the ongoing lockdown that has been extended till May 3.   The finance ministry in a revised notification on Thursday has now...

Mandatory standard health policy to have lifelong renewability:IRDA

Indian News       Jan 02, 2020

Hyderabad: Regulator Irdai on Thursday issued guidelines on mandatory standard individual health insurance, asking the general and health insurers to offer product that can take care of basic health needs of customers with maximum sum insured of ₹5 lakh and a minimum of ₹1 lakh.  ...

Bank of England enhances scrutiny of Lloyd’s whistleblower systems

International News       Dec 23, 2019

  London: The Bank of England has stepped up its monitoring of Lloyd’s of London’s whistleblowing systems, the central bank said on Monday, after reports this year about sexual harassment and bullying at the 330-year old insurance market.   The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) said the insurance...

No menopause policy for women employees in government, private sectors

Indian News       Dec 06, 2019

NEW DELHI: The government has no menopause policy for women employees in government and private sectors, Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said in Lok Sabha on Friday. The minister said before taking any decision on the issue of formulation of menopause policy...

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