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New York City Firms’ Return-to-Office Plans Face Persistent COVID Headwinds

Efforts by financial firms and others to bring workers back to Manhattan offices more than two years after the start of the coronavirus pandemic face persistent headwinds, consultants said, with commuters still worrying about COVID-19 as well as safety. New …

London Financial Employees Return to Offices Despite Rising Virus Cases

LONDON — There’s no free lunch in finance – except when banks are wooing workers back to the office. London’s financial sector, keen to return to a semblance of normality after the worst of the pandemic, is leading the charge …

Employers Watching Cases of Colleges, Teachers with Disabilities Over Remote Work

A legal battle is brewing over remote work between administrators at U.S. colleges committed to in-person classes and some faculty with disabilities. Experts warn it is a precursor of what awaits employers that order staff back to the office amid …

Insurance Investor Aquiline Capital to All Employees: Take the Week Off

No calls, no emails and no meetings. That’s the order this week from Aquiline Capital Partners to its staff. The private equity firm is putting all employees on vacation, people familiar with the matter said. It’s an unusual move intended …

Overtime, Flexibility, Automation Among Challenges in Pandemic Labor Reshuffle

If the coronavirus pandemic produced its own brand of anxiety for American workers trying to stay healthy while balancing job and family demands, the coming return to “normal” will pose a new set of challenges. Like whether to first try …

Exclusive Coronavirus Survey: P/C Insurance Return to ‘Normal’ Office May Take Time

Many property/casualty insurance professionals, most of whom have been working at home during the pandemic, may need some convincing not only to return to an office anytime soon but also to engage in typical business activities with colleagues and customers. …

After Arbitration, Many Accused Harassers Return to Work

What happens behind the scenes when employees are accused of harassment? New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators – or third-parties who resolve …

Texas Regulators Say Workers’ Comp Costs Down 63% Since 2005

More Texas businesses are providing workers’ compensation insurance as the cost of coverage continues to decline, according to the Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC). Premiums have fallen by 63 percent since 2005 as department has …

Employer Leadership in Disaster Recovery and the Power of Return-to-Work

Businesses and their leaders have a unique role to play in helping communities and individuals recover from the devastation of a storm like Hurricane Harvey, and they should not underestimate the power of getting employees back to work and re-establishing …

WCRI Researchers Compare States on Injured Workers Returning to Work

From 10 to 18 percent of injured workers never reach “substantial return to work,” according to new research by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) comparing outcomes for injured workers in six states. In its study, Comparing Outcomes for Injured …