DOL Issues Guidance on the Expired FFCRA
SHRM – January 4, 2021
Employers are not required to provide Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) leave after Dec. 31, 2020, but may voluntarily decide to do so, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced.
Weekly Jobless Claims Little Changed Despite Signs That Hiring is Slowing
CNBC – January 7, 2021
First-time filings for unemployment insurance were little changed over the past week despite other indicators that the labor market weakened at the end of the 2020.
Here’s Who’s Hiring Right Now
LinkedIn – January 6, 2021
Companies from industries spanning from technology to retail are hiring to meet increased demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a regularly updated list of companies hiring right now.
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Return to Work Plans Delayed in Victoria Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
Nine News – January 6, 2021
Plans for Victoria’s public workforce to return to the office have been delayed by a week due to the state’s coronavirus outbreak.
Why Canada’s Vaccine Rollout is Slower Than Other Countries’ — and What Can be Done to Fix it
CBC – January 6, 2021
Canada is falling behind in its initial rollout of COVID-19 vaccines at a critical time in the pandemic, and experts say the most vulnerable populations are being left at risk.
India Embarks on One of the World’s Most Ambitious Vaccine Rollouts After Emergency Use Approval
CNN – January 4, 2021
India is embarking on one of the world’s most ambitious mass immunization programs ever undertaken, after regulators approved the country’s first two COVID-19 vaccines for restricted emergency use.
UK – Prime Minister Announces Third National Lockdown, Small Business to Receive Further Support
Staffing Industry Analysts – January 5, 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced yesterday a third national lockdown, instructing people to stay home amid a rapid rise in cases attributed to the new variant of COVID-19.
These Three States Have the Worst COVID Infection Rates of Anywhere in the World
NBC News – January 5, 2021
Arizona, California and Rhode Island are among the hardest-hit places in the world at this stage of the pandemic, with the highest rates of COVID-19 infections per capita, according to a data analysis by NBC News.
Number of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Poland Reaches 1,344,763
The First News – January 6, 2021
The number of Poland’s confirmed coronavirus infections has reached 1,344,763, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday. So far, 1,087,744 people have recovered.