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Leading independent fiduciary and administrations solutions provider VG has created a dedicated Mental Health First Aid team as part of its investment into employee wellbeing. On Wednesday 10th October the team of four: Ian Murphy, Glenn Kelly, Nicola Canavan and Louise Nicolson organised a chocolate sale in the VG offices to raise awareness of their role in the organisation as well as valuable donations for Mind Jersey, one of the firm’s chosen charity partners for 2018.

Read more: VG introduces Mental Health First Aid team and raises funds for Mind Jersey

Author: Nick Kelly

The aviation industry on the Island had seen rapid growth since May 2007 when the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry was established to provide services aimed specifically at private and corporate business jets and helicopters. Until recently, the aviation sector on the Isle of Man was seen as one that was relatively low risk, continuing to grow steadily, with high quality clients. All in all, it has been desirable sector in which to work.

Read more: The Future of the Aviation Industry in the Isle of Man

Independent fiduciary and administration provider VG is thrilled to announce that Senior Trust Officer Ben Schofield has been named in the inaugural ‘Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35’ list published by eprivateclient.

Designed to identify, recognise, promote and introduce the rising stars of the Private Client practitioner community in the Channel Islands, the awards are wholly nominated by clients and judged by senior members of PAM Insight’s editorial team, which proves testament to Ben’s outstanding contribution to client excellence and service.

Ben Schofield joined VG in 2014 and is a Senior Trust Officer with responsibility for the day to day administration for a portfolio of different clients across the Private Client team. A major part of his role is to always try to form a strong and honest relationship with his clients, something borne out by his recognition today. Born and educated in Jersey, Ben holds both the ICSA Diploma and ICSA Certificate.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Scopelitis has been named as one of Central Indiana's Top Workplaces. The Indianapolis Star has recognized 90 companies and organizations in Central Indiana as Top Workplaces for 2018. These companies have been recognized based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. To learn more, visit StarMedia's Top Workplaces site here.

As clients of the firm will know by now, on Monday, April 30, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court, addressing the standard for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors under California’s wage and hour laws. As has been widely reported, the Court held that workers are employees under California’s Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) wage orders (Wage Order No. 9 covers transportation employees) if an employer “suffers or permits” them to work, and that this open-ended standard should be analyzed under the similarly broad ABC test employed in some jurisdictions. While the “suffer or permit” language is found in an IWC order, the Court’s adoption and interpretation of the ABC test is premised expressly and exclusively on the Court’s belief that California public policy favors the classification of most workers as employees.  

Read more: California Supreme Court Clarifies Test for Employment Status Under IWC Wage Orders