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Ford Halts Production at Southern India Plant as COVID-19 Cases Surge

CHENNAI – Ford Motor Co. said it will halt production at its car plant in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu after workers staged a lunchtime sit-in protest on Thursday, demanding leave and health benefits, as the country battles the …

Renault-Nissan Shuts South India Plant Until May 30 on COVID Safety Concerns

CHENNAI – Automaker Renault-Nissan will shut its plant in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state until May 30, according to an internal note and two sources familiar with the matter, a day after workers said they would strike over coronavirus-related safety …

Many Workers Begin to Return to Offices Transformed by COVID Safety Innovations

Masked, desk-bound and unable to recognize their colleagues in an elevator, people are starting to return to offices in cities around the world where the pandemic is receding. Many will find their offices transformed, too. In the challenge to make …

Renault-Nissan, Hyundai Face Factory Closures in India over Workers’ COVID-19 Fears

CHENNAI, India – Automakers Renault, its alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co. face temporary factory closures in India due to growing unrest among workers concerned about rising COVID-19 infections. Workers at Renault-Nissan’s car plant in the southern …

Employers Face Increase In COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuits

As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, so too does the number of lawsuits filed against employers. Recently, an increasing number of families of employees who died from COVID-19 have asserted wrongful death actions against employers for failing to …