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OSHA issues workplace COVID rules, but they're limited to health care

Jun 11, 2021
There are still no emergency COVID standards from OSHA for other industries like meatpacking and farming.
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Company bosses will set the tone when it comes to working from home

Jun 10, 2021
Companies may say it's OK for employees to work from home, but if CEOs are always in the office, that sends a different message.
Experts say that where executives spend their time will influence what employees decide to do, regardless of what company policy.
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Videoconferencing is here to stay. It’ll have a different role in the hybrid workplace.

Jun 2, 2021
Zoom beat Wall Street expectations, but the technology may evolve from replacing social life to being just a tool.
Video chats work well for one-on-one interaction but not as well when the aim is group collaboration.
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Teenagers in search of summer jobs are in luck

Jun 1, 2021
A tight labor market has brought teen employment to its highest level in a decade.
So far, white adolescents have seen the biggest gains in employment this year.
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Time's Up joins businesses to support caregivers and help women return to work

May 19, 2021
The new Care Economy Business Council is pushing for government policies around paid child care and family leave.
The U.S. is the only wealthy country without paid family leave.
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Retirements increased during the pandemic, reversing a trend

May 12, 2021
New census data shows more people retired last year. Their reasons and circumstances may vary widely.
Some retirees faced layoffs and health concerns, while others saw their wealth grow from real estate and stock appreciation.
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Executives, workers see future of remote work differently

May 10, 2021
Executives and workers prefer a mix of remote and in-person work, but PwC surveys find leaders favor more frequent office time.
Company leaders could end up doing more damage to their cultures by imposing a back-to-work plan without listening to employee concerns, says Harvard Business School professor Tsedal Neeley.
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Biden administration sends a signal about gig workers with rule rollback

May 6, 2021
The Labor Department blocked a Trump-era change that would've made it easier to classify gig workers as independent contractors.
The Trump-era rule was supported by gig platforms like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash.
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Employers brace for vaccine vacation crunch

Apr 28, 2021
Americans are notorious for not taking vacations, but with so much pent-up demand, this year could be different.
Employers might receive a wave of employee time off requests in the near future, testing companies' flexibility.
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Lack of paid sick time could be a barrier to vaccination

Apr 19, 2021
Low-wage workers are least likely to get paid time off and often have less predictable, flexible schedules.
Some experts are concerned low-wage workers will be forced to choose between using their limited paid sick leave for another need or using it for the vaccine.
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