coronavirus employment News

Judge Voids Parts of Trump Labor Rule Limiting Coronavirus Sick Leave Eligibility

A U.S. judge on Monday voided parts of a Trump administration rule that restricted paid sick leave and emergency family leave for potentially millions of workers affected by the coronavirus. Ruling in a case brought by New York Attorney General …

Japan Government Urges Firms to Aim for 70% Telecommuting as COVID Cases Surge

Japan’s economy minister said on Monday [July 27] the government would urge businesses to aim for 70% telecommuting and enhance other social distancing measures amid a rise in coronavirus cases among workers, some infected during after-work socializing. Though Japan has …

London Expects Only Half of Bankers to Return to Their Offices by Year-End

London’s normally buzzing financial districts will still be a pale shadow by the end of the year, as banks plan for no more than half their staff, who have mostly worked from home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, to come to …

How Coronavirus Pandemic Has Disrupted Both Millennials and Boomers

Millennials, are taking a big hit — again. And boomers are not OK, either. Sometimes at odds, America’s two largest generations now have something to agree on: The coronavirus pandemic has smacked many of them at a pivotal time in …

London Workers Seek Assurance Transport System Is Safe Before Returning to Offices

Workers in the City of London need to have greater confidence that traveling on the capital’s public transport system is safe before they will return to their offices amid “mixed messages” from officials, financial industry representatives said. More than 80% …

101 Ways Coronavirus Crisis Has Changed P/C Insurance Pros’ View of Their Job. Or Not.

Has the coronavirus experience changed how property/casualty insurance professionals view their jobs? Yes and no. The biggest change is that many in the industry learned they can do their job from home, and most, although not all, like that. That’s …

Sailors Stranded by COVID Restrictions Could Refuse to Work, Causing Trade Disruption

Merchant ship crew members stranded at sea for months due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions could now start refusing to further extend their contracts and stop working, potentially disrupting global trade, the International Transport Workers’ Federation said late Monday [June 15]. …

Reports of the Death of the Office Are Greatly Exaggerated: Opinion

I returned to the office this week, joining thousands of bankers from Citigroup Inc. to Morgan Stanley that are trickling back to their desks in Hong Kong. After almost five months working from home, it’s going to take some getting …

UK Employee Union Urges Insurers, Banks to Protect Call Center Staff During Pandemic

Employee union Unite has called on finance firms to do more to protect call center staff after a survey of almost 3,000 employees exposed widespread fears about catching COVID-19 in workplaces where social distancing measures were falling short. Independent research …

Coronavirus Cluster Found in Crew of Freight Cargo Ship in Australia

A coronavirus cluster was detected Tuesday on a freight ship berthed in the Australian west coast port of Fremantle, raising questions about why local authorities weren’t alerted to the danger. Six of 48 crew members from the Al Kuwait tested …