COVID-19 prompts questions about which jobs are classed "hazardous"

Apr 7, 2020
It's mostly up to companies to decide who gets hazard pay, and for how long.
Amazon employees hold a protest over conditions at the company's Staten Island distribution facility on March 30 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Some must go to work, as others work remotely to avoid COVID-19 exposure

Mar 18, 2020
Firefighters, health workers, paramedics, sanitation workers and others still need to go out to do their jobs.
Essential jobs, like sanitation services and firefighters, can't be done from home.
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America's lack of sick leave is a problem in COVID-19 outbreak

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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What employers need to know about the coronavirus

Feb 10, 2020
"You don't want to negligently or knowingly expose your workforce to a novel infection like a coronavirus," Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University told Marketplace's
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When it comes to mental health, U.S. employers are still not sure how to help

Dec 31, 2019
Many U.S. workers aren't getting the mental health support they need. Employers are trying to step up, but is it enough?
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Will the 2020s bring an end to the era of open offices?

Dec 31, 2019
Blamed for everything from decreased productivity to increased flu cases, the majority of workers hate them, a survey says.
Collaboration or constant distraction? Google employees work in an open office in Berlin in January.
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The mechanical time clock is itself clocking out

Nov 29, 2019
Employees all across America once punched into work with Lathem time clocks. The company is now moving with the times.
The break room at Lathem Time's headquarters features most of its current lineup, from mechanical time clocks to biometric fingerprint readers.
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