June 29, 2020

L’Oréal USA’s CMO talks about how she applies lessons she learned playing field hockey to marketing one of the world’s top beauty brands and how the company is giving back during the pandemic.

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Gretchen Saegh-Fleming is CMO for L’Oréal . For #ThePlaybook, she talks with host David Meltzer about her high school field experiences and how it taught her about the “great unlock” that comes from challenging the status quo. 

As a left-hander, Saegh-Fleming was challenged by the unavailability of left-handed field hockey sticks. To play, she was required to learn how to hold the stick with a right-hander’s grip. As this grip did not come naturally, Saegh-Fleming

The government has allowed individuals under the new lower regime to claim I-T exemption on conveyance allowance received from employers.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has now amended rules to prescribe certain exemptions which can be availed by the employees.

These include any allowance granted to meet the cost of travel on tour or on transfer, any allowance, whether, granted on tour or for the period of journey in connection with transfer, to meet the ordinary daily charges incurred by an employee on account of absence from his normal place of duty.

It also includes exemption for any allowance granted to meet the expenditure incurred on conveyance in performance of duties of an office or employment of profit, provided that free conveyance is not provided by the employer.

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A government order asking to stock up two months’ supply of LPG cylinders in Valley has sparked speculations, especially in the wake of the LAC face-off, with NC leader questioning the need for such a move.

According to the June 27 order issued by the director of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department in Kashmir, an adviser to Jammu and Lt Governor G C Murmu has passed directions in a meeting on June 23 “to ensure sufficient stocks of LPG in the valley as the supply of the same gets affected due to closure of the National Highway on account of frequent landslides”.

Describing the order as a “matter most urgent”, the director asked the to make adequate stocks of LPG which can last up to two months both

(Sebi) staffers have expressed their displeasure with the market regulator for considering external candidates for the post of executive director (ED).

The Employee Association (SEA) sent a letter, dated June 26, to chairman Ajay Tyagi saying “external candidates may be considered only when no suitable internal candidates are available”. On this very day, had put out an advertisement inviting applications for recruitment of two EDs on contractual or deputation basis for a three-year period and asked candidates to apply by July 17.

There are eight EDs at Sebi, of which the contracts of two — Sujit Prasad and Anand Baiwar — are ending in October and November, respectively. However, the total sanctioned strength for the post is nine.

This is not the first time when employees have raised concerns on hiring