Hong Kong – Work arrangements after “extreme conditions”

Work arrangements after “extreme conditions”


     As the “extreme conditions” will cease to exist at midnight, employers are reminded to make practical and reasonable work arrangements for staff, including flexible arrangements for staff to resume work or work from home (if applicable), with due consideration to road and traffic conditions and other factors. 
     “For staff who have practical difficulties in resuming work on time, employers should give due consideration to their situations and handle each case flexibly, such as permitting employees who have difficulties in returning to workplaces to work from home or allow more time for them to report for duty and resume work. Moreover, employers should not withhold their wages, good attendance bonuses or allowances without reasons, and should not penalise or dismiss the employee concerned rashly,” a Labour Department spokesman said today (September 8).

     The spokesman also reminded employers to observe the statutory liabilities and requirements under the Employment Ordinance, the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance, the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance, the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance and the Minimum Wage Ordinance.

     Employers should not deduct annual leave, statutory holidays or rest days to which employees are entitled under the Employment Ordinance to compensate for the loss of working hours resulting from employees’ failure to report for duty when the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is in force, or when the “extreme conditions” exist. An employer who without reasonable excuse fails to comply with the relevant provisions under the Employment Ordinance is liable to prosecution.

     Employers should also note that they have an obligation to provide and maintain a safe working environment for their employees under the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance.

Extreme Canopy’s Clearance Sale Now Offering Great Discounts on Canopy Tents & More!

Extreme Canopy has thrown open its year-end clearance sale of high-quality canopy tents!

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.Jan. 17, 2022PRLog — In what is sure to attract tenting and hiking aficionados, Extreme Canopy has thrown open its year-end clearance sale. The sale incorporates several product categories including canopy tents of various sizes and utilities. High-quality custom canopies are also going for pretty low prices.

Extreme Canopy has also included event flags and banners in this clearance.

Extreme Canopy is one of the biggest and most recognizable manufacturers-cum-retailers of custom canopy tents and banners, just two of several product categories. Their shading solutions sell widely across the USA & worldwide.

A quick look at the products on sale indicates that two of the company’s bestselling canopy tent series- the X5 ‘Explorer’ and the X7 ‘Tectonic’– are now at their lowest-ever prices. Details follow:

  • The X5 ‘Explorer’ family’s 10′ X 10′ heavy-duty steel canopies are now retailing for US$395 instead of the usual $545, a 30% discount. Other sizes of the Explorer canopy tents are also being sold at significantly marked-down prices.
  • The X7 ‘Tectonic’ range of high-strength aluminum canopies are retailing starting at just $1025 for the 10’x10′ variant. This is the smallest entry of this range; the larger ones too are pretty inexpensive.

Besides these products, essential accessories including steel stakes, down ropes, and heavy-duty protective covers are also being sold at heavy discounts.

Shipping is free for all these products to every corner of the United States.

The X5 and X7 ranges share robust and corrosion-resistant metal frames, hexagonal steel or aluminum legs, 500D or 600D PVC Coated Polyester Roof, roller bags and have 5-year warranties.

A spokesperson for Extreme Canopy stated: “We know that our clients have a lot of faith in our products. We expect return customers during this period. That said, we are confident that our clearance sale will also attract those who have been interested in procuring these products, but who might have been turned off by the price tags. As a premium brand, we put in everything we have in engineering our products, which sometimes does make some of the most niche products expensive.

This sale will level the playing field. We are expecting a robust response to this yearly event, especially given that much of the USA was locked down due to the pandemic. Clients will also be glad to know that high-quality accessories are also on sales, including side walls, chip wheels, and sandbags.”

This year too, the company is manufacturing medical isolation tents among others to help control the rising cases of omicron infections. This will ensure that the gap between the demand and supply of temporary triage solutions is reduced, helping hospitals overcome the surge.

At the moment, many European countries are already under heavy alert. Given this background, it might just be a matter of time before America too suffers from shortages in intensive care beds, ventilators and quarantine area.

Contact details:

Call: 888-201-1968/844-243-6981

Website: https://www.extremecanopy.com/

Extreme Reach Acquires attikSpace, Expanding Physical & Digital Asset Management Capabilities for Marketers

Extreme Reach (ER), the global leader in creative logistics, announced the acquisition of attikSpace, the full-service media management company. The acquisition expands ER’s physical and digital asset management footprint, making it one of the largest archival media storage companies in the world.

ER will take over attikSpace’s asset management and broadcast distribution business, as well as the company’s physical storage space in Burbank, CA. Founders Mike Rizzotti and Fabian Sanchez will join the company as VP of Business Development, Creative Asset Management, and VP of Storage Operations, respectively. All of AttikSpace’s employees will join ER as well. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“This acquisition accelerates our efforts to transform asset management for the marketing ecosystem,” said Tim Conley, CEO of Extreme Reach. “In a world where brands and agencies are producing more content than ever before, a highly specialized and integrated physical and digital asset management solution is essential. The addition of attikSpace and its deeply experienced team advances the value we bring to the global advertising industry via our creative asset management solution that enables access to physical libraries seamlessly with digital assets.”

Founded in 2010 by two former broadcast distribution executives, attikSpace provides asset storage, media delivery and production services to more than 200 brands and agencies. All of the company’s current media delivery will be immediately moved through the ER platform, providing clients with a seamless experience.

“This is the perfect next chapter for all we’ve built over the last 10+ years at attikSpace,” said Rizzotti. “Joining forces with Extreme Reach brings expansive new benefits to our clients, especially in the areas of digital asset management and the integration of linear and digital delivery paths in one global platform.”

About Extreme Reach
Extreme Reach (ER) is the global leader in creative logistics. Its end-to-end technology platform moves creative at the speed of media, simplifying the activation and optimization of omnichannel campaigns for brands and agencies with unparalleled control, visibility and insights.

One global creative-to-media supply chain answers the challenges of a complex marketing landscape and an equally complicated infrastructure under the global advertising ecosystem. The company’s groundbreaking solution integrates all forms of linear TV and non-linear video workflow seamlessly with talent payments and rights management. Now, brands and agencies can optimize campaigns as fast as consumer consumption shifts across linear TV, CTV, OTT, addressable TV, mobile, desktop, and video-on-demand.

Extreme Reach connects brand content with consumers across media types and markets, fully illuminating the marketing supply chain for a clear view of creative usage, waste, performance and ROI.

With the acquisition of Adstream, Extreme Reach operates in 140 countries and 45 languages, with 1,100 team members serving 90 of the top 100 global advertisers and enabling $150 billion in video ad spend around the world. More than half a billion creative brand assets are managed in ER’s creative logistics platform.