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Covid

The Case for the Four Day Workweek

Americans have historically prided themselves on how much they work, treating burnout and exhaustion as a badge of honor, but employees and employers alike are beginning to see the mental and physical toll long hours take on an individual. The disruption to office life, brought on by Covid, has many companies, legislators, and employers rethinking…

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NYC to Require Proof of Vaccination for Several Indoor Activities

In the first order of its kind in the United States, New York City will soon require proof of vaccination for a variety of indoor activities, including restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues. The mandate, referred to as “Key to NYC Pass,” requires people over the age of 12 to show proof of at least…

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Most Popular Home Improvement Projects Amid COVID

Stuck at home, homeowners are displeased with their surroundings and funneling money they would have normally spent elsewhere into their homes. Over the past year, home improvement projects have surged and are showing no sign of slowing down. According to a survey from Axiom, a Minnesota-based marketing firm, 90 percent of 1,000 surveyed homeowners are…

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COVID Construction Spike Leads to Lumber Shortages

In March of 2020, American lumber mills curtailed operations, citing both employee health and safety concerns and an expected plunge in demand. As months-long quarantines kept Americans locked in their homes, however, home improvement projects and renovations skyrocketed. The failure of lumber producers to foresee this increased demand for construction supplies has led to widespread…

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OSHA Called Upon to Step Up COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

Reuters recently released its finding in a report after examining the regulatory response of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to workplace COVID-19 safety practices. It analyzed 106 U.S. workplaces where employees complained of mishandled pandemic safety practices on the heels of the outbreak and reported that regulators either never inspected the facilities or,…

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A Look at Implications of the COVID Vaccine on Businesses

Two COVID-19 vaccine doses, one from Pfizer, the other from Moderna, are being rolled out throughout the country with healthcare workers, first responders, other essential employees (this includes those in the restaurant, food, education, food, agriculture, manufacturing, and public transit industries), and long-term care residents and employees among the first to receive shots. People with…

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Safety Guide: Holiday Travel during Covid

This holiday season, travel safety comes with a long list of pandemic-related restrictions, advisories, and recommendations by airlines and states as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. Before making plans – whether you’re getting on a plane or in a car to see family and friends or taking a vacation – be sure you are well…

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Remote Work, COVID Impacting Employee Benefits

The shift to remote work and the effects of COVID on the mental health of individuals have transformed the employee benefits landscape with employers looking to better address the needs of their workers both emotionally and economically. Here are some of the benefits changes taking place now and into 2021:

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Restaurant Winterization Amid COVID

With months of shut down, public anxiety over dining out, and capacity limitations, the restaurant industry has been among those most affected by COVID-19. This year has undoubtedly been challenging, but luckily the industry has been able to get creative and continue operating — from expanding patios into nearby streets or pivoting to an entirely…

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10 Book to get your mind off work, insurance, and COVID

Let’s face it: we are living in stressful times. From the pandemic itself to its economic and social repercussions, there are countless reasons why we may be feeling anxious or melancholy. Finding a healthy way to take our mind off of our work and escape from the stress of reality is a crucial part of…

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