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Managers struggle with remote work, too

Apr 20, 2020
The crisis demands a more emotional supervision style.
How do you manage a team remotely?
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Could employers start testing employees for COVID-19 at work?

Apr 17, 2020
The prospect raises health care privacy concerns about protections for workers found to be ill.
Will testing at work be feasible, given concerns about privacy and availability?
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"Tip baiting" is just the latest battle over tips among gig workers

Apr 10, 2020
Gig platforms have long been ambivalent about encouraging tips that many workers depend on.
An Uber Eats delivery worker on March 19 in New York City.
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Unemployment benefits have expanded, but state systems aren't ready

Apr 7, 2020
Gig workers and self-employed now qualify, but accessing payments is still a challenge.
Unemployment benefits have been extended to self-employed people — like a barbershop owner in California — but the application is still confusing. Above, a closed barbershop in Boston.
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Pay cuts spreading beyond executive suite

Apr 2, 2020
Cuts to pay can save jobs, but they can hurt morale, too.
As pay cuts spread further down from the executive suite, they hit average workers harder. Above, cashiers wearing protective masks work in a grocery store in Brooklyn on April 2.
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Struggles of working parents on full display amid pandemic

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

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, day care and school all at once

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

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

Mar 2, 2020
Businesses are making plans for employees to work outside of the office ... and it just might stick.
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