At Start of School Season, Working Parents Seek Employer Flexibility and Support
HR Dive – September 1, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the closures or partial openings of schools across the country require flexibility from employers for working parents, according to HR experts.
Weekly Jobless Claims Miss Estimates as Employment Gains Taper
CNBC – September 10, 2020
Weekly jobless claims were worse than expected last week amid a plodding climb for the U.S. labor market from the damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.
DOL: No FFCRA Leave for Families Choosing Remote Learning
HR Dive – August 31, 2020
If a school offers both in-person and online learning options and a parent chooses the latter, the parent may not take paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) said in guidance released Aug. 27.
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Australia’s First Recession in Decades Signals Tougher Times to Come
New York Times Australia – September 2, 2020
The battle against COVID-19 has ended an impressive growth streak, but other challenges will make it hard for “The Lucky Country” to match its past success.
Canadians Must be Vigilant to Avoid Massive COVID-19 Second Wave, PM Trudeau Says
Reuters – September 9, 2020
With COVID-19 cases in Canada on the rise again and children returning to schools across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday urged people to be careful in order to avoid new major outbreaks.
India Moves Into 2nd Place For COVID-19 Cases
NPR – September 7, 2020
India’s recorded coronavirus case total has surpassed that of Brazil, making India the second worst-affected country in the world after the United States.
Government Adds More Towns to COVID Watchlist Joining Leeds and Middlesbrough
The Independent – September 4, 2020
Spikes in coronavirus cases have seen Leeds, Middlesbrough, Corby, Kettering and South Tyneside all added to the government’s Covid-19 watchlist, with local lockdowns possible if the outbreaks are not controlled quickly.
Many Companies Planned to Reopen Offices After Labor Day. With Coronavirus Still Around, They’re Rethinking That.
The Wall Street Journal – August 23, 2020
Many companies are making late-in-the-game changes to office-reopening plans, saying this month that staffers could work from home at least through the new year.
Number of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Poland Reaches 71,526
The First News – September 8, 2020
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 400 since Monday and reached 71,526, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday morning. So far, 55,510 people have recovered.