US retailer Wal-Mart have announced that it will stop giving healthcare benefits to various part-time employees in America, as the cost of these services is increasing.
Staff at Pets At Home are likely to be eagerly awaiting news of the company’s impending stock market debut as it emerges that employees who bought shares in the company when it was taken private are poised to get a payout averaging £240,000 each.
Waitrose is set to announce on Thursday that it will hire 2,000 more members of staff to cover the 26 new store openings it has planned for 2014.
John Lewis on Tuesday announced it will recruit more than 2,000 temporary members of staff as sales assistants in the run up to Christmas. The department store chain, which operates 43 stores across Britain, said applications are now open for roles from Scotland to Exeter, with positions available across the retailer’s Christmas shop, furnishing accessories, homeware, fashion and electricals.
John Lewis has announced it will pay out £40 million to 69,000 members of staff after a review of its holiday pay policy found staff had not been paid correctly. According to the Telegraph, the department store and Waitrose supermarket owner said it realised staff who were entitled to premiums for working on Sunday or bank holidays had “not been paid correctly under the working time regulations legislation”, and would be in line for a pay-out.
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