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Worker Mental Stress Skyrockets During Pandemic

The workplace has been a huge source of mental stress over the years with an increasing rate of drug abuse, employees who are always on the clock and concerns about a future recession. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. So reports Employee Benefit News.


HR Head: What COVID-19 Means for Businesses Moving Forward

A top human resources executive for one of the largest U.S. Catholic healthcare systems says that COVID-19 has heightened the urgency for businesses to value their workers. So reports Gallup.


Andrew Yang Touts 4-Day Workweek Amid Pandemic

Advocating for a four-day workweek became a big part of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s brand during the campaign and he is once again urging companies take it seriously as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. So reports Newsweek.


HR Employee Disciplined for Anti-Black Lives Matter Post

A popular New York camera and electronics retail business disciplined one of its human resources workers after that person posted a dismissive comment about Black Lives Matter on his public social media page. So reports PetaPixel.


Black Lives Matter Matters Big with Businesses

The killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers has sparked protests across the world and prompted many corporations to come to terms with systemic racism that impacts their employees and customers.


Pandemic Highlights Five Employee Needs

The coronavirus pandemic has forced employers to tackle new and complicated challenges with little to zero warning, but has also heightened five long-standing practices that have become even more crucial now. So reports Quartz at Work.


Heading Off Workplace Grievances

Being timely, confidential and thorough are hallmarks of how to handle workplace grievances, but just as important is being proactive in preventing such disputes from even coming up. So reports


Scammer Tried to Score $20M from Covid-19 Small Biz Relief Program

A New York City man allegedly tried to collect $20 million meant for small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. So reports The New York Daily News.


Man Accused of Lying to Boss About Positive Covid-19 Test

Federal officials allege that a 34-year-old Georgia man lied to his employer about testing positive for Covid-19. So reports The Associated Press.


Amazon Worker in Fear After Finding Noose in Warehouse

An Amazon employee describes finding a noose left out in the open for others to see in the Phoenix, Arizona warehouse where she works. So reports News 12.


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