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Struggles of working parents on full display amid pandemic

by Meghan McCarty Carino Mar 26, 2020
But the difficulty of balancing work and family predate this crisis.
About 75% of moms and more than 90% of dads work In the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, those parents are also homeschool teachers.
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Laid-off workers now worry about health care during health crisis

by Meghan McCarty Carino Mar 25, 2020
The majority of Americans get employer-sponsored health insurance so what happens when that goes away?
One employer said he "just wanted to make sure that everybody’s taken care of through this."
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When home becomes office, daycare and school all at once

by Meghan McCarty Carino Mar 18, 2020
Kids, spouses and roommates are adding stress to unconventional work arrangements.
Designating time for each parent to work or watch the kids could help while working from home.
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Gig workers are vulnerable in an outbreak

by Meghan McCarty Carino Mar 3, 2020
They interact with the public and handle food, but often have no safety net to fall back on.
Most gig workers don't get any paid sick days.
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Remote work is having a moment amid COVID-19 fears

by Meghan McCarty Carino Mar 2, 2020
Businesses are making plans for employees to work outside of the office ... and it just might stick.
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America's lack of sick leave is a problem in COVID-19 outbreak

by Meghan McCarty Carino Feb 26, 2020
About a third of workers in the U.S. don't have sick days, and many that do don't use them.
A woman wears a medical mask while waiting at Los Angeles International Airport on Feb. 2.
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Workplace Culture

NLRB rule could make it harder for millions of workers to organize

by Meghan McCarty Carino Feb 26, 2020
It rolls back an Obama-era policy that held some corporations accountable for labor violations by subcontractors and franchisees.
The new NLRB rule could make it harder for employee's of McDonald's to organize.
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Apprenticeship programs could help solve labor market woes

by Meghan McCarty Carino Feb 25, 2020
Apprentices earn a full salary and usually land a permanent job. Why don't we have more of them?
Stan Best took an apprenticeship at the Newport News Shipyard, where workers build aircraft carriers and submarines for the military.
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Business is catching on to the importance of sleep

by Meghan McCarty Carino Feb 17, 2020
Lost productivity from lack of sleep costs the economy billions of dollars.
An "energy pod" is seen at the company Thrive Global, in New York, on May 10, 2018, which Thrive Global employees can use to take a nap.
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Oscar winner calls for expansion of laws against discrimination based on hair

by Meghan McCarty Carino Feb 12, 2020
The director of "Hair Love" said so-called Crown Acts should apply in all 50 states.
Filmmakers Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver pose with their Oscars for Best Animated Short Film for "Hair Love" on Feb. 9, 2020.
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