Can employers require workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine? 6 questions answered

The federal agency in charge of enforcing discrimination laws in the workplace said 'yes,' but there are some important exceptions and limitations.

Ana Santos Rutschman, Assistant Professor of Law, Saint Louis University • conversation
Dec. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus is spreading rapidly through workplaces – here's what is needed to make them safer

British mean processing plant are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, but there's a shortage statistics in the pubic domain.

Andrew Watterson, Chair in Health Effectiveness, University of Stirling • conversation
Nov. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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Your dog's nose knows no bounds – and neither does its love for you

Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.

Ellen Furlong, Associate Professor of Psychology, Illinois Wesleyan University • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Women equal men in computing skill, but are less confident

The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.

William Wagner, Associate Professor of Accountancy & Information Systems, Villanova University • conversation
Sept. 28, 2020 ~4 min

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Will 2020 change the way you work forever?

The pandemic and focus on racial justice in 2020 may end up transforming the workplace for good, one expert says. He also has tips for the "new normal."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~9 min

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Simple nudge gets more people to start retirement nest egg

Motivating people to save for retirement isn't easy, but when it comes to planning, "the simpler, the better," a new study confirms.

Stanford • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~8 min

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How to recycle a huge ship – safely and sustainably

Shipbreaking is one of the world's most dangerous jobs – but it doesn't have to be.

Md Jahir Rizvi, Lecturer in Mechanical & Marine Engineering, Plymouth University • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Workplaces are turning to devices to monitor social distancing, but does the tech respect privacy?

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.

Ari Trachtenberg, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Computer Science, Boston University • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

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To understand the danger of COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, look at the industry's history

COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred at more than 100 US meatpacking plants. Geography, workforce demographics and economic concentration make it hard for workers to fight for better conditions.

Michael Haedicke, Associate Professor of Sociology, Drake University • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~10 min

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Looking at COVID-19 through healthy-building eyes

Joseph Allen laid out how existing building safety guidelines might be adapted to make workplaces safer in the age of COVID.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 24, 2020 ~6 min

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