After the US proclamation that banned non-immigrant visas such as H-1B at the back of COVID-19, Canadian immigration reported a huge spike. For instance, the country saw 11,000 immigrants in May compared to 4,000 in April with significant number of them from countries such as India, China, the Philippines, the US, and Nigeria. … [Read more...] about US visa ban | Is Canada really the next destination for thousands of Indian techies after the US?
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Take a break, but make good the timeBe in the know: All about the easing of the lockdown restrictions.Be up to date: What you should make of the Giliead drug.Be curious: Millions of free movies, books, websites, etc.Cook up a storm … [Read more...] about Moneycontrol Daily Home Isolation Planner: May 3
5. Waiting rooms If you’re presenting to clients, it’s not a very good look for you to be setting up your presentation while they’re already in the meeting. Zoom’s waiting room function allows you to control which participants get to join the meeting, and exactly when. With a pro account, you can even customize how the waiting room looks by adding a message or a logo that meeting participants will see before you let them in. This feature is also useful for HR professionals who are queuing interviewees, or health professionals managing their appointments with individual patients. … [Read more...] about 5 Zoom tools you need to take your virtual meetings to the next level
This, despite the standard COVID product making it mandatory to cover co-morbidities – pre-existing ailments – if they necessitate treatment alongside COVID-19. “Co-morbidities can increase the treatment costs by a certain margin, but will not change the whole paradigm. It will not involve, say, chemotherapy or kidney transplant, which can be expensive procedures. Besides, these are limited-period, single-risk policies,” says Sanjay Datta, Head, Underwriting, Claims and Reinsurance, ICICI Lombard. … [Read more...] about Standard COVID-19 health covers with lower premiums from today
You and your employer have the choice of continuing to contribute 12 per cent of basic pay as provident fund contribution, instead of the temporarily-reduced minimum rate of 10 per cent for the months of May, June and July. This follows clarification from the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The pension funds body has clarified that employee, employer, or both can contribute at a higher rate as well. “In cases where employer wants to continue deducting 12 per cent of employee’s basic pay as employee contribution to provident fund, employee agreement is recommended to be in line with the spirit of the relaxation being given by the government with the objective of increasing liquidity,” says Sonu Iyer, National Leader, People Advisory Services, EY. The employer will need your consent to continue deducting your share of PF contribution from your basic pay at the rate of 12 per cent. … [Read more...] about Lower PF contribution of 10 percent is not mandatory, EPFO clarifies