New Rules Prevent Undue Delays in Settling Labor Disputes

first_imgThe Ministry of Labor has instituted stringent measures aimed at protecting employers and employees at workplaces across the country.According to a statement issued by the entity’s Director of Communications J. Kortu Nyandibo, quoting Minister Neto Z. Lighe, the new guidelines, named; ‘Regulation 19’ is intended to “facilitate the speedy and expeditious disposition of all Labor actions filed before it.”The move is to afford the Ministry the opportunity to quickly arrest labor related matters, arising from workplaces.“Pursuant to Section 34.2(a) of the Executive Law which empowers and authorizes the Ministry to regulate and set guidelines for the protection of the rights of both employees and employers in the country, and in conformity with Section 4302 (3) of Chapter 42 of the Labor Practices Law of Liberia, the ministry announces the regulation setting forth the timing and duration of labor hearings,” Lighe declared.Providing details about the new rules, the Labor boss said Section 1 of Regulation 19 specifies and mandates that “all Labor hearings at the Ministry of Labor shall be concluded in a minimum of two months and the maximum of six months.’’“All hearing officers are mandated in the spirit of speedy and expeditious disposition of Labor actions or disputes, to declare null and void, all cases pending before the Ministry of Labor and which the parties litigant and/or their counsels have failed to proceed or continue after 120 days, for abandonment and failure to proceed.“Section 2 also assures that this mandate is in keeping with Article II Section 9 of Appendix No. 3 of the Labor Law and Labor Practices Law of Liberia,” he said.According to Lighe, pronouncement of this regulation becomes imperative owing to the increased number of protracted cases on the docket of hearing officers at the Division of Labor Standards.  It therefore is deemed expedient to guide against undue delays in handling labor disputes.It is in the same spirit and intent of speedy and timely investigation of labor cases that the question of default judgment was raised and regulated in several labor related laws introduced by the government of Liberia, said Lighe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man United warned off Bale as Real Madrid chief declares: ‘He is not for sale at any price’

first_img Gareth Bale Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Manchester United that Gareth Bale is not for sale at any price.United have been tipped to launch a £100million-plus move for the former Tottenham star next summer.Reports in Spain recently suggested Real would be receptive to an offer for Bale, who cost them a world record £85.3million fee 16 months ago.But Perez has dismissed the speculation regarding the Welshman’s future as untrue, insisting there is no chance he will allow Bale to leave the Bernabeu.“We have not received an offer from Manchester or any other club for Gareth Bale,” Perez was quoted as saying on Marca’s website.“We would never listen to any offer for Bale, no matter what the fee.”United were in the running to sign Bale when he left Tottenham in September 2013 but he opted to move to Spain, where he has enjoyed considerable success since.The 25-year-old was part of the Madrid team that lifted the Champions League last season and he also won the Copa del Rey in his first year at the club.Bale has so far scored 11 goals this season for Madrid, who are top of the Primera Division. 1last_img read more

Revealed: The ONE natural ingredient that unblocks clogged pores, reduces oiliness and heals acne-prone skin – and you can buy it at the chemist

first_img‘It’s effective for mild to moderate forms of acne, if you have oily skin but don’t have active acne, then treatment may not be required.’‘In patients with dry, sensitive or combination skin, it can cause irritation,’ she added.Dr Tomizawa advised those with moderate to severe acne to see a professional for a consultation as a combination of prescription products might work best.‘Timely treatment that’s targeted for your type of acne and management that’s personalised will give you the best chance to clear it and get you back to your best self,’ she concluded.Source If you suffer from acne-prone skin, chances are you have already raided the shelves of your favourite beauty outlet looking for that one miraculous product.However, finding what works to treat the problem isn’t a one-size-fits-all, and it can often be very much a case of trial and error for each individual.Recently a host of new skin care products containing sulphur – a mineral that smells like rotten eggs on its own – have claimed to reduce and heal breakouts.Brands currently offering acne treatments containing sulphur include Murad, Proactiv and Kate Somerville. The reason why sulphur is understood to be effective as a treatment for problem skin is that it helps reduce sebum (oiliness in the skin), explained Dr Andrea Tomizawa of Northern Sydney Dermatology.‘Sulfur is a keratolytic, which means it works by peeling away the top layer of skin,’ she said.‘It draws impurities to the surface and helps to unclog blocked pores.‘I think of it as a natural exfoliate that helps the new layer of skin underneath regenerate and grow.’It’s has anti-bacterial properties which means it can help kill bacteria that cause acne, Dr Tomizawa continued.‘Propionibacterium acnes (or P.acnes) are the main disease-causing bacteria of acne.‘So it’s important that any treatment that claims to have anti-bacterial properties targets these (P.acne) bacteria specifically.’ The skin specialist said although sulphur-based skincare products are safe for most skin types, it’s not recommended for all types as the skin can become excessively dry.last_img read more