Tag: General Labor Issues

How traveling the world actually helps this freelancing couple save money

Here’s a question for you to mull over: Is it possible to travel the world and save money? This was something my wife, Karen, and...

Everything you need to know about upstate New York’s booming housing market

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Opinion: History shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move...

If your employer fires you because you won’t get the COVID vaccine, don’t expect to collect unemployment

Each day more employers are telling employees they need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in person or risk being fired. On Thursday CNN...

It’s happening: Young people are moving to golf communities

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Uber and Lyft drivers strike, seek passage of PRO Act

Ride-hailing drivers across the country executed a strike Wednesday, calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the PRO Act, a bill that would allow them...

This lucrative tax credit pays business owners who hire eligible veterans, teens and other workers

It’s not easy to hire workers these days. But if your business hires a member of a certain group, you can claim the potentially lucrative...

The pandemic is inspiring Kickstarter and Unilever to test four-day workweeks — but will it hurt productivity?

An office is no longer synonymous with conference rooms and cubicles. For many, it’s become synonymous with being at home with pets, family members or...

This is the No. 1 reason unemployed Americans aren’t looking for work

Amid a record number of job openings, Americans are taking their time looking for work, with only about 10% of job seekers actively searching for...

Rethinking your career during the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone

The pandemic has made many Americans reassess what they want out of their jobs, a new report suggests — and some are ready to pursue...

Jamie Dimon insists his workers return to the office — here’s why that’s a bit rich

It’s time to hire a dog walker, and change out of your Lululemon LULU, +0.49% sweats. That’s the message JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon,...

Court upholds Houston hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy — workers can refuse vaccine, but ‘will simply need to work somewhere else’

A Texas hospital system’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees can stand after a federal judge on Saturday dismissed a closely watched lawsuit from workers...

How tech companies are bringing workers back to the office: Slowly and with ‘social’ incentives

As they return to work, employees of website platform Contentful Inc. are getting an eyeful of their new offices in Berlin and Denver and a...

More workers negotiate a return to the office — but working from home is a privilege open to precious few Americans

As white-collar workplaces debate the future of hybrid work with more than half of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, a new analysis provides a reminder that...

Here’s one financial reason why employees want to work from home — and employers had a hand in it

Markers showing people how to stand six feet apart on the floors of stores and sidewalks may soon be relics of the pandemic as more...

Opinion: What happens to government workers who don’t receive Social Security?

About one-quarter of state and local government employees — approximately 6.5 million workers — are not covered by Social Security on their current job. These...

‘Everything seems to go smoother when we’re together’: Companies dangle spa weekends and free meals to lure workers back to the office

Thomas Jepsen, founder of Passion Plans, a company that helps connect home buyers with architects and designers, is among the cohort of employers that are...

A million new jobs? That’s how many Wall Street thinks the U.S. created in April

The U.S. might have created a million-plus jobs in April as the economic recovery spread across the country and reached businesses that suffered the most...

Unlike previous downturns, women are bearing the brunt of the COVID recession — here’s why

It’s not just in the U.S. — across the world, the pandemic-induced recession has had a disproportionately negative impact on women in terms of employment. ...

Most people couldn’t correctly answer this pandemic-related tax quiz. Can you do better?

The pandemic’s economic fallout is putting people’s tax knowledge to the test, and they’re not passing with flying colors. A new survey indicates that many...

PwC lets U.K.-based staff choose start times — and clock off early in the summer

PwC has told its U.K. based staff they can spend around half their working hours at home after the COVID-19 pandemic ends — and clock...

The new stimulus bill will help shore up some shaky pension plans

Good news on the retirement-income front. Some 1.5 million workers and retirees faced the real risk that their pension incomes would be slashed over the...

Marco Rubio backs Amazon union push, cites company’s ‘culture wars’

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama got a surprise ally in US Sen. Marco Rubio, with the conservative lawmaker revealing on Friday that he supports their...

PRO Act, called ‘most important labor legislation in several generations,’ passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the PRO Act, which supporters called the most significant labor legislation in decades and opponents characterized as...

Senior House Democrat says using filibuster to stop minimum-wage hike is akin to using it to block civil rights

The third-ranking House Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn, tore into Republicans for opposing a minimum-wage boost, saying their threatened used of the filibuster in the Senate...