Meatpacking plants have been deadly COVID-19 hot spots – but policies that encourage workers to show up sick are legal
Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~9 min
The federal agency in charge of enforcing discrimination laws in the workplace said 'yes,' but there are some important exceptions and limitations.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Over one-third of America’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risk.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future identifies ways to align new technologies with durable careers.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~17 min
The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~4 min
International trade has cost Americans millions of jobs. Investing in communities might offset those losses
When manufacturing jobs disappear, what are the best ways to help unemployed workers?
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~9 min
Researchers say the UK government should ask employers to share out reduced hours rather than lose workers, in order to mitigate a looming mental health crisis
July 24, 2020 • ~5 min
The chancellor will announce £2bn of grants to fund energy-saving projects for homeowners in England.
July 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they're not all the same when it comes to privacy.
June 9, 2020 • ~9 min
If the UK emulated short-time working programmes in countries like Germany it would help mitigate the mental health as well as economic crises caused by the coronavirus, argue researchers from the Employment Dosage project.
May 13, 2020 • ~6 min