Heartbroken school colleagues offer love and support to Dawn’s family

first_imgColleagues of the tragic school-teacher killed in a freak accident in Dungloe have offered their love and support to her family.Tragic Dawn Croke was killed following a crash near the grounds of St Crona’s National School in Dungloe just after 6pm last night.Dawn was a much-loved teacher at Rosses Community School. The school has issued a statement offering their support to Dawn’s family including her partner Patrick and her two sons Jason and Calum.The statement says “Our school community wish to offer our sincerest condolences on the tragic death of our colleague and friend, Ms Dawn Croke.“We offer our condolences to her father and staff member Tony Croke, his wife Anne, our student Emily, past pupils Aaron, Ethan and Adam, her partner Patrick, and her sons Jason and Calum on the sad passing of our wonderful teacher and friend Ms Dawn Croke.“Our school wish to send our love and support to the family, school and local community at this sad time. “We, the school community, remember with love and fondness our colleague Dawn. We pray for the family and friends at this sad time.”The school remains closed today as a mark of respect to Dawn and her family.Funeral arrangements and other arrangements will be posted at a later date.Heartbroken school colleagues offer love and support to Dawn’s family was last modified: January 13th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

People’s Bus visits Reagile Primary

first_img Brand South Africa and MAN Truck and Bus, joint drivers of the initiative, have scheduled People’s Bus stops across all nine provinces and their smallest cities and towns, including Dullstroom in Mpumalanga, Upington in the Northern Cape, Bhisho in the Eastern Cape, and Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal. “Taking the People’s Bus into the country areas and smaller towns and cities will enable us to spread the World Cup experience to as many South Africans as possible,” said Brand South Africa Acting CEO Paul Bannister. SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 23 February 2010 The People’s Bus – an initiative to build public enthusiasm ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup – made the first stop on its nationwide tour at Reagile Primary School in Tembisa, north of Johannesburg on Friday. The customised bus – a mobile hub of football trivia and fan gear that will be visiting more than 50 locations across the country between now and the World Cup kickoff on 11 June – was met with huge enthusiasm by the kids at Reagile.center_img Click arrow to play slideshowVideo: World Cup People’s Bus (1)last_img read more

Houston Employers: Wage & Hour Guidance and Hurricane Harvey

first_imgTHIS BLOG SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE, AS PERTAINING TO SPECIFIC FACTUAL SITUATIONS OR AS ESTABLISHING AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP For Texas employers, particularly in and around Houston, the priority is helping employees and remaining as operational as possible.  Just a reminder of the wage and hour rules that apply to remaining as operational as possible:As a result of the FLSA’s salary basis requirement, if as a result of the hurricane, you close for less than a full work week, you must pay an exempt employee for days that you are closed.  However, you generally can require that an exempt employee use PTO during a day in which you close.  If you remain open and an exempt employee does not come to work, you do not have to pay the employee for the day; this can be treated as an absence for personal reasons, provided it is a full day.  If an exempt employee arrives late or leaves early, he or she must be paid for the full day, but you generally can require that he or she use PTO, if available, to cover the non-working time.  You also must pay him or her if he or she does any work from home.   There is no legal obligation under the FLSA to pay non-exempt employees who do not work because you close due to the hurricane; however, there is an exception for non-exempt employees who are paid under the fluctuating work week.  Under the FLSA, they must be paid if you close due to the hurricane for less than full work week and they do any work in the work week, whether it be few or many. http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/h_regular_rate_salaried_nx.html Even if there is no duty to pay non-exempt employees, consider the employee relations message of paying exempt but not paying non-exempt employees for a day on which you are closed.  Also, if non-exempt employee works at home, you must pay for all time worked.  Systems must be put in place to state who can work remotely and how they must record their time so that they are properly paid.  Remember, break rules apply to working at home too. Keep in mind also that there may be payment obligations under collective bargaining agreements and/or your policies. Thankfully we all know that no employee should be told to put themselves at risk to come to work.  Just in case there is a manager who does not know this, you should make sure they do.  Thoughts and prayers to our colleagues and their workers in Houston and its surrounding areas. last_img read more