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Sleep-ins and the National Minimum Wage

Last year a key legal judgement established that sleep-ins carried out by workers should be included in calculations for the National Minimum Wage (NMW).   This means that members, and potential members, who do ‘sleep-ins’ and are low paid may be entitled to a pay rise and potentially back pay. 535 more words

News

Human Tide besieges Europe

Simon Jenkins, in The Guardian, where the title is “Refugees: this is the human tide the west doesn’t want”

The global crisis engendered by people fleeing war seems unstoppable. 1,350 more words

Life Stories

Never settle with ICBC too early: the courts award plaintiff almost $800,000 for deteriorating soft-tissue injury.

When negotiating with ICBC there is always a temptation to settle a case earlier than later. A recent Supreme Court of British Columbia case illustrates why this can be a huge mistake: 217 more words

Lawyer

Accidents or no accidents, we will have driverless cars

Around 2020 we will see the first fully autonomous cars on our roads claim experts. But in a lot of conversations the fear arises that accidents and the accompanying legal issues will delay or even stop the introduction of the self-driving cars. 659 more words

Technology

Get your U.S. Trans Survey in today!

I’m proud of Selina today because she took an hour-plus of her time (one hour, 20 minutes!) to complete the U.S. Trans Survey, the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. 249 more words

Out And About

Name News: Rebels, Angels, Stars, Storms, Struggles, and Flawed Heroes

Picken Out Baby Names
A couple of years ago the blog featured celebrity parents Liam Picken, an AFL footballer, and his partner Annie Nolan, who had just had twin girls… 1,091 more words

Celebrity Baby Names

NLRB Issues Ruling Companies Who Use Franchises Have Been Dreading

One of  the things that has hurt our economy and wages has been the idea of Franchises and Sub-Contract work.  Some people think they are great for our economy.  785 more words

Politics