May 15, 2020

Leaving employees to enforce social distancing

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As states ease restrictions, businesses begin making plans for reopening. And some of those plans call for the employees to enforce social distancing. Have oil prices bottomed out, with more people moving around? Pawnshops are seeing more business.

Stories From this episode

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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For some, pawnshops are a lifeline, especially during an economic crisis

May 15, 2020
With tens of millions of people filing for unemployment since the outbreak of COVID-19, pawn shops have seen a modest uptick in business, becoming essential to some communities.
A woman wearing mask walks past a pawn shop on May 7.
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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director