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Amazon’s Heavily Automated, Frugal HR Leaves Sick Workers in Limbo

Tony Banks told Amazon.com Inc. right away when he tested positive for Covid-19. More than a month later, he’s on the mend, but struggling with fatigue and shortness of breath that makes most physical activity feel like he’s just sprinted …

Not All Workers Have Same Options for Avoiding Virus

A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer’s shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, washes …

Railroads, Airlines Seek to Bypass States’ Paid Sick Leave Laws

Fed up with state and local laws that require private employers to offer paid sick days, the airlines and railroads have filed suit, claiming that the interstate nature of their businesses should make them exempt. Airlines for America, a trade …

Obama Administration Releases Rules on Paid Sick Leave, Pay Data Reporting

The Obama administration on Thursday finalized rules requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to employees and expanding the type of data employers must provide on their pay practices. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez told reporters in a phone …

Workplace Injuries Less Likely Where Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave

Workers with access to paid sick leave are 28 percent less likely overall to suffer nonfatal occupational injuries than workers without access to paid sick leave, according to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study. The study …