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Contested gig worker classification causes issues with jobless benefits

May 27, 2020
A group of ride share drivers have sued New York over unemployment hold ups.
Demonstrators call for unemployment benefits in Los Angeles in April.
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Will the workweek shrink in a post-pandemic world?

May 26, 2020
Many companies have gone remote. Is a four-day workweek next?
A man works on his laptop while waiting for a train in Tokyo in April. Tuning out work often can help us do our best thinking, one expert says.
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People are adjusting to working from home for the long haul

May 22, 2020
We check in with three people adapting to their new work environments. Zen attitudes about pantsless kids in video chats helps.
After two months of working remotely, people are adjusting to the idea of working from home long-term.
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The changing labor market could affect hazard pay

May 20, 2020
Bonuses for many essential workers is being rolled back this month. And high unemployment could push wages down, even for risky jobs.
An Amazon employee at the company's Staten Island distribution facility. The giant retailer is phasing out its hazard pay.
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More remote work could send techies out of tech hubs ... to a point

May 18, 2020
The Googleplex is emptied out, so why pay Silicon Valley housing prices?
Two women get some sun in Madrid while working from laptops in April.
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What it's like starting a new job from home during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 18, 2020
There's more to onboarding than just training. The social component is more difficult right now.
Starting a new job during these times involves a lot of video chat.
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What role should employees play in enforcing social distancing rules?

May 15, 2020
Employees may face tense situations with some customers.
Should restaurant and retail employees be in charge of enforcing the law?
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Sleepless nights are sapping productivity, exacerbating anxiety

May 7, 2020
It's not just you. Sleep has gotten weird for all of us.
A tired nurse at a hospital. Disrupted living is affecting how well people sleep.
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Crisis cuts many workers’ hours, extends workday for some

May 6, 2020
A Marketplace Edison Research poll found a third have lost hours but 16% are working more.
An employee restocks milk at a grocery store. Some businesses are seeing strong demand during the pandemic and increasing staff hours.
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Reopening could mean redesigning schedules as well as floor plans

May 1, 2020
Without space to social distance, a 4-day workweek could give workers room.
A worker disinfects workspaces in an office. Fewer workdays could reduce the number of people in one place at one time.
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