Nick Cohen 23 December 2018 1:22 PM 23 December 2018 1:22 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Hungary is the Venezuela of the Western right. Just as radical leftists revealed the emptiness of their concern for the powerless by applauding as Chavez and Maduro’s gang of thieves reduced the poor to starvation, so conservatives’ admiration for Viktor Orbán shows the ephemerality of right-wing ‘civilisation’. Conservatives never fail to miss an opportunity to speak out against assaults on what one assumes are their basic principles when the assaults are committed by their own side. The rule of law? Orbán has stuffed the judiciary with his appointees for years, and is now establishing a system of courts that exempt his government from independent judicial review. The free market? The best way to make money in Hungary is not start a business but ingratiate yourself with the ruling clique and enjoy … [Read more...] about How much longer can Orbán’s apologists ignore what he’s doing to Hungary?
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Paul Ausick 24/7 Wall Street Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 14, 2018 At one time, being a member of the board of directors of an S&P 500 company might have meant attending a few meetings a year, having some meals at the company's expense, and scoring a nice stipend. Those days are probably over for most publicly traded U.S. companies as demands for board oversight have been increasing lately. In its most recent annual survey of corporate board members, PricewaterhouseCoopers pointed to several issues board members are dealing with today: culture problems, cybersecurity issues, and calls for increased diversity on boards themselves, among others. More: Fortune 500 companies list: 1 out of 3 are located in just six major cities More: CEO compensation and worker pay: 50 companies that owe their employees a raise More: What are the world’s most valuable brands? Tech companies like Apple, Google and Amazon Being a member of a corporate board may have its downsides, but it also … [Read more...] about How much do corporate boards pay? These 25 companies pay a lot
There are some big changes to employment law coming in in 2019 and it could have an impact on your wages. This year has been a landmark for employment with gender pay gap reporting and widespread claims of workplace sexual harassment dominating the headlines. And it looks like 2019 will be just as busy with a number of law changes on their way. Increases in minimum wages, changes to pension schemes and changes due to Brexit will all have an impact on employers and employees. HR expert Alan Price from Peninsula Business Services explained the changes to employment law you need to be aware of.Increase in NMW rates Having been announced as part of the 2018 Budget, both the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will increase in April 2019.Under the new NLW, the minimum hourly rate that workers aged 25 and over are entitled to will increase from £7.83 to £8.21.At the same time, the NMW rate for workers aged between 21-24 will … [Read more...] about The crucial changes to employment law in 2019 that could affect how much you earn
A survey has revealed that people are not being paid overtime nearly equivalent to three months pay. A OnePoll survey commissioned by TotallyMoney shows that 59 per cent of overtime workers do not get compensated for the extra hours they put in — the equivalent of not being paid from October 16 to December 31 .A TotallyMoney spokesman said: “The survey asked 2,000 workers about the hours they put in and found that unpaid overtime isn’t an occasional effort, but a regular part of working life.“The research calls into question whether businesses treat employees fairly enough and whether more should be done to compensate them — especially with Christmas fast approaching, where many could do with the money they’ve rightfully earned.“Employees in the UK on average put in 10.1 hours overtime per week, totalling 469 hours of unpaid work per year for 59 per cent of overtime workers.”See also: Sussex gardeners warned to watch out for these rogue … [Read more...] about How much unpaid overtime are you clocking up?
THE death of partner or spouse can send family life spiralling into turmoil – but there are government benefits available to help financially. We take a closer look at bereavement allowances and what your rights are. What is bereavement allowance? Bereavement allowance is designed as a weekly benefit for widows, widowers and surviving civil partners. For those who passed away before April 6, 2017, the benefit was known as bereavement allowance but it is now known as Bereavement Support Payment. The benefit applies to nationals of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and is not means tested. It is, however, only available to the over 45s and those below the state pension age. This is a taxable benefit, and is only issued if the late partner or spouse paid National Insurance contributions, or died as a result of industrial accident or disease. This particular benefit is not paid out if you have children – instead, you can claim Widowed Parent’s Allowance. It is … [Read more...] about What is bereavement allowance, how much leave you do you get and what are the rules on flights and fares?