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Snelling & Horseman On Employment Rights

Snelling & Horseman On Employment Rights

[Written by lawyers Juliana Snelling and Richard Horseman] Whilst Mr. Sanderson’s Bernews article no doubt is well-intentioned to provide free legal advice to the public, we take issue with some of the advice contained in his article with which we do not agree and therefore alert the public of our legal views: We take issues with the following statements:Employers... Read more of this article

BPSU: Together We Work Through This Crisis

BPSU: Together We Work Through This Crisis

“The BPSU is actively monitoring this rapidly changing situation,” BPSU President Armell Thomas said, adding that “if we remain united with the best interest of Bermuda’s health and socio-economic future in mind and action the ILO’s recommendations, I have no doubt that we will weather this storm.” Mr. Thomas said, “The... Read more of this article

Column: Employment Rights During A Pandemic

Column: Employment Rights During A Pandemic

[Column written by attorney Peter Sanderson + Updated] Many people are asking questions about their employment rights during the pandemic. This article is an attempt to help ordinary people, who might not be in a position to pay for legal advice, understand what rights they might have. Employers have to tread carefully, as they have a duty to pay employees... Read more of this article

Minister: Labour/Employment Concerns

Minister: Labour/Employment Concerns

The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo advised that the Ministry has “fielded a number of concerns from employers, workers and residents regarding layoffs, temporary work stoppages and pay deductions as a direct result of Covid-19.” Minister Foggo said, “The Government of Bermuda understands the financial... Read more of this article

Proposed Unemployment Benefit For 3 Months

Proposed Unemployment Benefit For 3 Months

The Government is working to provide an unemployment benefit for individuals who are out of work due to the economic impact of Covid-19, Minister Lovitta Foggo said, adding that the “proposed period for this unemployment benefit is three months, after which workers may apply for financial assistance.” A Government spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Apply For A BHB Job From Your Mobile Phone

Apply For A BHB Job From Your Mobile Phone

The Bermuda Hospitals Board said they have upgraded their job application software which “makes applying for a BHB position easy even from your mobile phone.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has upgraded its job application software. The move makes applying for a BHB position easy even from your mobile phone. “All... Read more of this article

Minister: Wage Commission Members Appointed

Minister: Wage Commission Members Appointed

Cordell Riley, Chris Furbert, Robert Stubbs, Philip Barnett, Martha Dismont and Craig Simmons will serve on the Wage Commission. This was announced by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo in the House of Assembly today [Jan 31]. “This Government made a commitment to ‘commence consultation on the Joint Select Committee... Read more of this article

Column: Bermudian Employment In Tourism

Column: Bermudian Employment In Tourism

[Opinion column written by MP Jason Hayward] Tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors globally. In Bermuda, the total direct, indirect and induced economic impact of the tourism sector has increased by 34% from $583 million in 2014 to $886 million in 2018 according to the Tourism Satellite Account. The total economic impact of Tourism represents... Read more of this article

Apply For HSBC Summer Student Employment

Apply For HSBC Summer Student Employment

HSBC Bank Bermuda is accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Student Trainee programme. A spokesperson said, “The HSBC student programme provides opportunities for students to get extensive exposure to the financial services industry. “Students receive hands on experience with the Bank’s products and services, gain a greater understanding... Read more of this article

Apply For Summer Employment Programme

Apply For Summer Employment Programme

The Department of Workforce Development is advising that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Summer Employment Programme [SEP], with the Department noting that “successful applicants will gain well-rounded career exposure for 10 weeks from June – August.” The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said,... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo ‘Disheartened” By Job Losses

Minister Foggo ‘Disheartened” By Job Losses

Minister Lovitta Foggo said she was “disheartened” to hear of job losses at BF&M and advised those “affected by the redundancies that the Department of Workforce Development is available as an immediate resource.” BF&M previously confirmed that seven positions were affected, with two of the people who positions were... Read more of this article

Minister Releases Labour Force Survey Report

Minister Releases Labour Force Survey Report

Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert released the May 2019 Labour Force Survey Report from the Department of Statistics today. Minister Furbert said, “The report contains selected indicators of the labour force and economically inactive population. These indicators are compared between the May 2018 and the May 2019 Labour Force Survey... Read more of this article

Joint Hospitality Training Programme Launched

Joint Hospitality Training Programme Launched

Government Ministers and the BTA joined restaurateurs this morning [Nov 20] to announce a joint hospitality training programme which will see participants “undertake a structured skills-development course, followed by paid on-the-job training opportunity.” A BTA spokesperson said, “A new public-private training and development initiative... Read more of this article