Disciplinary procedures to be tighter

first_imgDisciplinary procedures to be tighterOn 1 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Employers must tighten up their grievance and disciplinary procedures orface a rise in the levels of compensation handed out to employees by thecourts. Employment Tribunals will soon have the power to raise compensation awardsby as much as 10 or 15 per cent if they believe employers have not followed thecorrect procedure when disciplining staff. Stefan Martin, an employment partner at Allen and Overy, warned that firmscould face higher costs when the Government’s new Statutory DisciplinaryProcedures are implemented in October next year. Although the £50,000 cap will remain on the awards, Martin said more peoplecould receive the maximum amount if firms failed to follow the rules closely. “If the new process isn’t followed, the awards could increasesignificantly. Most employers will have disciplinary procedures in place, butthat doesn’t meanÊ they are being followed,” he said. Martin stressed the changes in the law could have a big impact on the waybusiness deals with discipline and urged employers to make sure managersfollowed the rules. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Greencore Q3 revenue up 76.6% – but challenges for cake and dessert in UK

first_imgRevenue at food-to-go business Greencore has soared despite “challenging conditions” in parts of its UK business.The business reported revenue up 76.6% year on year to £636.5m in the 13 weeks to 30 June. Group revenue was 11.8% year on year on a pro forma basis, which assumes – for comparison purposes -the company had owned recent acquisitions Peacock Foods and Sandwich Factory for FY16 and FY17.Greencore’s UK and Ireland division reported Q3 revenue growth of 20.9% to £370.6m, an increase of 15.3% on a pro forma basisThe strong performance was driven by the food-to-go business, which accounted for more than 60% of divisional revenue in Q3. Reported revenue grew 32.6% and pro forma revenue grew 22.7% in the quarter.At the end of June, Greencore acquired a sandwich manufacturing facility in West Drayton, near Heathrow, from Tasties of Chester, which the group said would add “additional high-quality manufacturing capacity to meet its food-to-go growth agenda”.However, Greencore said trading conditions were “challenging” for its UK and Ireland cake and dessert businesses during the quarter.Other parts of the UK and Ireland business saw revenue grow by 6.4%, and by 5.3% on a pro forma basis, with particularly strong revenue growth in its Irish ingredients businesses.In the firm’s US division – which includes the Peacock Foods business acquired last December – revenue rose 393.3% to £265.9m, and was up 6.6% on a pro forma basis. Year-to-date reported growth was 280.5% to £590.6m, up 3.9% on a pro forma basis.Greencore said the current fourth quarter was the most seasonally important for the business in the UK and US.“This year, the step up in activity is expected to be even more significant given the integration of Peacock Foods, as well as the new business wins and associated project work in both the UK and the US,” stated the company.“Notwithstanding the scale of this step up, and the fact that trading conditions remain challenging in certain parts of our UK portfolio, the group anticipates that the FY17 performance will be in the range of current market expectations.”last_img read more

Long Island Weather Warming to Melt Ice, Cause Flooding

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Heavy rain forecast for Long Island is expected to hit just as temperatures rise this weekend, melting ice from the recent polar-vortex-related deep freeze and in turn causing widespread local flooding.A chance of snow and freezing rain Friday afternoon comes as temps are expected to rise above the freezing mark into the 40s and above for the first time this week, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.“Ice jam flooding” is possible due to water building up behind ice in local rivers that can cause flooding upstream from the backed-up flow as well as flooding downstream when the ice melts and sends the excess water rushing through, the agency said.The frozen ground thawing as temps rise sharply into the 50s may also result in “significant runoff” amid rain that could at times be heavy Saturday before tapering off into showers Sunday.After the region dries out during a sunny start to next week, the forecast calls for weather on LI to stay in the 40s through at least Wednesday.last_img read more

Insignia Richard Ellis quits Mayfair base

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Luxury Gold Coast home is the epitome of style

first_img157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.“They even use the dumb waiter as a lift because it is quite big, it can carry a 100kg load.” Mrs Liu said the home was designed so her father could retire into it. “He doesn’t want to retire and we built the house with a lift for him,” she said.“We have to move to be closer to the children’s schools and while we wanted to keep this home as a holiday home we really can’t manage two big properties.” 157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoWith five-ensuited bedrooms the home also features an indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool. Mrs Liu said the couple built the house when her daughter was six-months-old. “My daughter is almost ten now and my son is six and they love the house,” she said.“They spend so much time in the indoor pool, its shallow so it is great for kids.“They jump out of he pool straight into the steam room and back to the pool again. 157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.THE marble entry hall in this home is nothing short of grand. A sweeping stone staircase, soaring ceilings and a stunning chandelier centrepiece create a stately welcome. 157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.Located at 157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, the 1094 sqm block has a 30m water frontage. The most impressive feature of the home according to the couple is the ability to control the house from a phone app. The house is smart wired with $80,000 worth of smart technology installed. With hi-tech additions the couple said the property is also sustainable with three large water tanks. Despite all the features, Mrs Liu said the skyline views are her favourite part of the home. 157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.Home to Ernie and Carol Liu, the Chinese homeowners wanted a touch of luxury in every room when they built it eight years ago. On four levels, this home comes with a lift and includes a sunken lounge and private bar while the dining room is designed with vast floor-to-ceiling glass windows.last_img read more

Round 23 of Boating Infrastructure Grants

first_imgGovernment of Western Australia announced today that Round 23 of the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme is open now with $1.5 million available for allocation next year.Local government authorities, State Government agencies and statutory authorities can apply for funds for the planning, construction or upgrade of boat launching ramps, jetties, moorings, breakwaters and new channels directly related to a public recreational boating facility, reported the WA Government.Transport Minister Rita Saffioti commented: “With $1.5 million available for allocation, it’s now time for recreational boat owners to discuss project proposals with their local boating facility manager as only eligible authorities can apply for grants.”According to the WA Government, boating facility managers can apply for up to 75 per cent of the cost of a project, with the maximum grant available set at $750,000.More Infolast_img read more

Weekend Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores

first_imgWeekend Area Boys & Girls Basketball ScoresSaturday  (11-30)Boys BasketballBatesville  68     Jac-Cen-Del  57Batesville JV won 57-46Batesville Freshman won 40-34Jennings County  74     East Central  71    South Decatur  95     Oldenburg  93     South Ripley  49     Rising Sun  35South Dearborn  71     Franklin County  56     Switzerland County  62     Austin  50New Washington  64     Shawe Memorial  42     Columbus North  73     Hauser  46     Morristown  65     SW-Shelby  47Indian Creek  86     Edinburgh  30     Connersville  42     Delta  34Madison  80     Trinity Lutheran  66Loogootee TourneySW-Hanover  75     Rock Creek  51Loogootee  53     Clarksville  38Consolation-Clarksville  55     Rock Creek  53Championship-Loogootee  76     SW-Hanover  64Girls BasketballMt. Vernon  54     East Central  50New Washington  59     Milan  50North Decatur  57     Knightstown  29Greensburg  47     Seymour  41Jennings County  56     Rushville  52Greenwood Christian  51     Waldron  35Trinity Lutheran  43     SW-Shelby  30Edinburgh  74     Indy Howe  48Union County  59     Randolph Southern  34Friday  (11-29)Girls BasketballJac-Cen-Del  52     Batesville  48Lawrenceburg  62     South Dearborn  31last_img read more

Body recovered from Ohio River

first_imgMt. Vernon, IN—Indiana Conservation Officers assisted in the recovery of a woman’s body today on the Ohio River near Mt. Vernon, Indiana.  The body recovered is of a female, but her identity at this time is unknown.Marrs Township Fire Department was able to get to the victim at 11:50 am and the Posey County Coroner took possession of the body.  An autopsy is scheduled to take place tomorrow at 9 a.m.EMA Directors along the Ohio River are being contacted to try and find a possible identification of the victim.last_img read more

Evason claims Navan thriller

first_img The Ger Lyons-trained filly was given a very positive ride and kept on well for pressure to beat the Bolger-trained pair Intense Debate and Intense Light by three lengths and four and a half. Shane Lyons, brother of the winning trainer, said: “I’m delighted for Jim McDonald the owner/breeder. He absolutely adores her and when she came to us last January she had a coat like it was the summer. He does his horses really well. “There are no races for her the rest of this season. We took a chance with the ground but she handled it well. She is by Jeremy and will want a mile at least next season. “That’s another winner for Colin. It gets him a little closer but it’s going to be tough.” Keane came very close to getting within four of King when an enterprising ride on Face Value nearly came off in the Tote Mobile Betting Handicap. Keane opened up a huge gap on the rest and was still clear entering the final furlong on the Ado McGuinness-trained five-year-old, who won the race last year. As he began to come back to the field Fran Berry’s mount Quick Jack (7-2) reeled him in and was just able to get in front in the shadow of the post, scoring by half a length. Evason was runner-up behind Aidan O’Brien’s Racing Post Trophy candidate Buonarroti on his racecourse debut at Tipperary earlier this month and was a 4-1 shot for his second assignment, with O’Brien’s twice-raced Belisarius the 4-7 favourite. The latter looked to be travelling the better of the two halfway up the straight, but Evason dug deep into his reserves to keep in the fight and they passed the post almost as one. Jim Bolger’s Evason edged out Ballydoyle runner Belisarius in a thrilling climax to the Bet Online At thetote.com Maiden at Navan. The photo finish revealed Evason and Kevin Manning had held on by a nose. Bolger’s assistant, Ger Flynn, said: “Kevin said he’s a tough horse and he broke smart today. He dwelt the last day at Tipperary and was always out the back, but came home well. “Kevin said he travelled well today and handled the ground. He could be a stakes horse for next year.” Golden Amber (15-8 favourite) made it third time lucky with a runaway success in the Tote Pick Six Maiden. Third on her first two starts, she swept clear in the hands of Billy Lee to beat Iveagh Gardens by four and a half lengths. Winning trainer Willie McCreery said: “I’m delighted with her as I thought I was being a bit mean on her running three times quickly. She flew through the ground and Billy said she handled it a lot better than he thought she would. She has a quick, choppy action. “Billy didn’t have to hit her, she carried him lovely and enjoyed herself. I haven’t been hard on her as she’s so small but she’s improved herself. I don’t think there is anything else for her (this season) and she’ll start off early next year.” Star apprentice Colin Keane recorded another winner as he continues to battle for the young riders’ championship and he narrowed the gap to Connor King to five when getting Cristal Fashion home in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden. Press Associationlast_img read more

City figures improve FFP standing

first_img The results also show City are no longer the club with the biggest wage bill in the Premier League – they are now second on £204million behind neighbours Manchester United’s £214.8million. In terms of UEFA’s FFP rules, City’s results should mean that the full £50million conditional fine announced in May will not apply and that the financial penalty will be limited to £16million. City, who are due to unveil their new academy next week, are also able to write off large sums spent on youth development and new facilities as far as FFP is concerned, with club sources confident they have a cushion of £20million to £25million above UEFA’s allowed losses. The figures underline the strides the club has made since the takeover by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, of the Abu Dhabi ruling family, since he bought City in August 2008. Wages are now 59 per cent of turnover, compared to 86 per cent a year ago. The drop in the wage bill from £233million 12 months ago is partly explained by the fact the previous figure included significant pay-offs to former manager Roberto Mancini and his coaching team. City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in the annual report: “We have moved beyond the period of heavy investment that was required to make the club competitive again, it is commercial growth of the kind we are seeing today that will underpin and support our operations in the future.” City’s accounts also reveal that the net spending on transfers was £38.8million – well within the £49million limit agreed with UEFA as part of the FFP settlement. The annual reports state: “Since the year-end (May 31 2014) the football registrations of Fernando (from FC Porto), Eliaquim Mangala (from FC Porto), Wilfredo Caballero (from Malaga), Bruno Zuculini (from Racing Club), Frank Lampard and Bacary Sagna have been acquired. “The registrations of Javier Garcia (to Shakhtar Donetsk), Jack Rodwell (to Sunderland) and Emyr Huws (to Wigan Athletic) were sold. The net expenditure on these transactions was approximately £38.8m.” Manchester City should be assured of complying with UEFA’s financial fair play rules this season after drastically cutting their losses compared to last year. The club’s annual report shows City had record revenues of £346.5million for the year ending May 31 2014, a 28 per cent increase thanks to finishing as Premier League champions, the bumper new TV deal and commercial income rises. City’s overall losses have halved to £23million – of which £16million was the fine imposed by UEFA last season for FFP rule breaches and does not count towards this year’s calculation. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more