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Five workplace trends will shape life after lockdown

Dave Cook, UCL We are experiencing the biggest remote work experiment in history – but many are beginning to imagine life after lockdown. Amid unprecedented...

Why having fewer OSHA inspectors matters

David Weil, Brandeis University CC BY-NDIn many industries, such as construction, transportation, warehousing and health care, the workplace is dangerous. In 2018 alone, 5,250 workers...

New federal sick leave law – who’s eligible, who’s not and...

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. The legislation is an emergency...

Why having fewer OSHA inspectors matters

David Weil, Brandeis University CC BY-NDIn many industries, such as construction, transportation, warehousing and health care, the workplace is dangerous. In 2018 alone, 5,250 workers...

US workplaces are nowhere near ready to contain a coronavirus outbreak

Karen Scott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology The new coronavirus has spread rapidly around the globe since its discovery late last year in China. It has...

Why bosses should let employees surf the web at work

Stephanie Andel, IUPUI If you’re like most workers, you don’t spend 100% of your time at the office doing what you’re supposed to be doing. In...

Myths around mental illness cause high rates of unemployment

Bandy X. Lee, Yale University Even though mental illness affects one in five adults – and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide –...

How much credit should corporations get for the advancement of LGBTQ...

Nick Lehr, The Conversation Gay pride parades increasingly include marchers representing corporations, from defense contractor Raytheon to telecommunications conglomerate Comcast. During the most recent Pride...

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Why the daunting economics of elder care are about to get...

Patricia Smith, University of Michigan My sister Carol loves movies, but she hasn’t been out to see one in years. When she tries to watch...