Organizations

AARP Innovation Labs Launches 'AARP Community Connections' Platform To Find Help, Or Give It, During Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 3:02pm

"We may need be physically isolated, but we don't have to feel alone," said Andy Miller, Senior Vice President of AARP Innovation Labs.

Key Points: 
  • "We may need be physically isolated, but we don't have to feel alone," said Andy Miller, Senior Vice President of AARP Innovation Labs.
  • In this unprecedented time, AARP remains committed to helping the 50-plus population, and AARP Community Connections is one more way we're innovating to improve our communities."
  • AARP Community Connections includes multiple resources to help those who are feeling isolated, depressed, overwhelmed or anxious.
  • AARP Community Connections helps people reach out to volunteers in their community who are willing to help their neighbors with their unique needs.

Diligent Offers Nonprofits Free Access to ‘BoardEffect’ to Support Mission-Based Organizations During COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 4:30pm

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Diligent Corporation announced today it will offer BoardEffect, its board management solution for mission-based organizations, free of charge to local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations through the crisis.

Key Points: 
  • In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Diligent Corporation announced today it will offer BoardEffect, its board management solution for mission-based organizations, free of charge to local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations through the crisis.
  • While COVID-19 impacts the way organizations of all types operate, small nonprofits are especially vulnerable as resources and funding become less available.
  • As these entities are faced with an ever-evolving crisis, they also need to abruptly shift how they stay connected, hold meetings, and collaborate.
  • With free access to BoardEffect, smaller nonprofits can securely share and amend documents, schedule and host virtual meetings, and collaborate through online voting, surveys, discussion forms, and board committee workrooms.

Lynn Shotwell Joins Worldwide ERC® as President & Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:00pm

As an accomplished association executive, Shotwell brings a track record of successfully leading global workforce and talent mobility organizations to her new role.

Key Points: 
  • As an accomplished association executive, Shotwell brings a track record of successfully leading global workforce and talent mobility organizations to her new role.
  • Prior to joining Worldwide ERC, Shotwell served as senior vice president and head, Global Outreach and Operations for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR professional society.
  • Find out how Worldwide ERC is shaping the future of a dynamic, innovative and growing mobility community at www.worldwideerc.org .
  • Worldwide ERC is a global organization committed to connecting and educating workforce mobility professionals across the globe since 1964.

Lynn Shotwell Joins Worldwide ERC® as President & Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:00pm

As an accomplished association executive, Shotwell brings a track record of successfully leading global workforce and talent mobility organizations to her new role.

Key Points: 
  • As an accomplished association executive, Shotwell brings a track record of successfully leading global workforce and talent mobility organizations to her new role.
  • Prior to joining Worldwide ERC, Shotwell served as senior vice president and head, Global Outreach and Operations for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR professional society.
  • Find out how Worldwide ERC is shaping the future of a dynamic, innovative and growing mobility community at www.worldwideerc.org .
  • Worldwide ERC is a global organization committed to connecting and educating workforce mobility professionals across the globe since 1964.

Memorandum of Understanding Between OAIC and PDPC

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:05am

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the PDPC and Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) was signed.

Key Points: 
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the PDPC and Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) was signed.
  • The MOU will jointly promote the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System to improve awareness and participation, as well as encourage industries under the MOU to adopt the CBPR System.
  • Beyond APEC CBPR, this MOU will also enable Singapore and Australia to develop compatible and interoperable data transfer mechanisms which will allow businesses operating in both countries to transfer personal data more seamlessly across borders with the assurance that they meet the requisite regulations.
  • The data protection authorities of Singapore and Australia will also work closely to coordinate and provide mutual assistance in joint investigations involving cross-border personal data incidents.

Employers sabotage worker access to EI benefits, Great Canadian Casino workers speak out

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 9:27pm

"Some employers are sabotaging workers' access to EI benefits and it has to stop," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Key Points: 
  • "Some employers are sabotaging workers' access to EI benefits and it has to stop," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
  • "Workers from across Canada are being delayed access to EI benefits because employers are miscoding Records of Employment."
  • Unifor has received dozens of complaints from workers, notably those recently laid off from Great Canadian Casinos, that ROE forms are being miscoded.
  • Employers who improperly code forms are causing excessive delays for workers trying to access E.I.

NAWBO National and 50+ Chapters Urge Congress to Include Organizational Non-Profits

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 9:10pm

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and all its chapters across the country continue to urge Congress to include organizational non-profits in the next stimulus package.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and all its chapters across the country continue to urge Congress to include organizational non-profits in the next stimulus package.
  • Non-profit member organizations, 501(c)(6) organizations, are left out of the most recent legislation, meaning numerous organizations like NAWBO will not receive any relief during this time of crisis.
  • "If the lawmakers don't include organizations like ours in the stimulus, it will set back women business owners decades," said Chair of the NAWBO National Board Jeanette Armbrust.
  • "Women business owners rely on resources provided by groups like NAWBO to receive continuing education, tools to scale their businesses, and networking opportunities.

Honor Society Emphasizes the Use of Remote Connection, Now More Than Ever

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 5:23pm

Honor Society wants to ensure that members have every tool available to them to come out stronger than ever before.

Key Points: 
  • Honor Society wants to ensure that members have every tool available to them to come out stronger than ever before.
  • Now more than ever, Honor Society encourages members, as well as the general public, to come together.
  • Honor Society is a leading honor society with active members in all 50 states, and is represented with chapters at hundreds of universities across the country.
  • The Honor Society community emphasizes leadership and is a platform to showcase member talents.

Westlake Chemical Partners Selects Steve Finley to Join Board of Directors

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 8:15pm

Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE: WLKP) today announced that Mr. G. Stephen Finley has been appointed to the board of directors of its general partner, Westlake Chemical Partners GP LLC.

Key Points: 
  • Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE: WLKP) today announced that Mr. G. Stephen Finley has been appointed to the board of directors of its general partner, Westlake Chemical Partners GP LLC.
  • In addition, he has served on the board of the partnerships sponsor, Westlake Chemical Corporation, since we took that company public in 2004, said James Chao, Chairman of Westlake Chemical Partners GP LLC.
  • Westlake Chemical Partners is a limited partnership formed by Westlake Chemical Corporation to operate, acquire and develop ethylene production facilities and other qualified assets.
  • For more information about Westlake Chemical Partners LP, please visit http://www.wlkpartners.com .

Article - Coronavirus: facts about your passenger rights

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 8:00pm

These measures are having a major impact on the transport sector, so be sure you know your passenger rights.

Key Points: 
  • These measures are having a major impact on the transport sector, so be sure you know your passenger rights.
  • On 18 March, the European Commission presented detailed guidelines to guarantee that EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent way and passengers are protected across all EU countries.
  • The European Union is the only place in the world where everyone travelling by plane, rail, ship and bus is protected by a full set of passenger rights.
  • Find out what the European Parliament is doing to protect passenger rights across the EU.