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The national nonprofit, Workplace Fairness (WF), advocates for workers' rights and offers recent blog posts of interest:
- Federal Role in Enforcing Unemployment Rights of Workers Who Refuse Unsafe Work
- Lack of child care is keeping women on unemployment rolls
- 10 Must-Do’s to Make Working from Home an Asset for You & Your Employer
Today’s Workplace, the Workplace Fairness Blog at https://www.workplacefairness.org/blog/
- Labor Secretary Scalia Wrongly Rejects Federal Role in Enforcing Unemployment Rights of Workers Who Refuse Unsafe Work – by Maurice Emsellem
Excerpt: The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the structural challenges that have plagued the nation’s unemployment insurance (UI) system for decades. Reduced federal funding starved the program of the resources needed to upgrade its antiquated IT infrastructure, causing state systems to slow to a crawl and crash amid the unprecedented volume of claims over the last three months. More
- Coronavirus is a childcare crisis that could wipe out women’s progress toward equality – by Laura Clawson
Excerpt: The coronavirus pandemic has hit working parents hard, and when I say working parents, I mean mostly working mothers. Unemployment is high for everyone, but it’s worse for women than for men, and women are more likely to have left the labor market or to be thinking about quitting their jobs. Relatedly, the brunt of caring for children suddenly at home all day every day is falling on women. More
- When Your Employer Asks You to Work from Home! Are You Prepared? – by Heidi Allison
Excerpt: Make working from home an asset for you & your employer. You have dreamt of this and now it is happening. Maybe not for the best reasons, but you may be asked to work from home in the near future. Are you prepared? Once it happens and your company realizes that it is business as usual without the presence of all employees, it might be a good idea to make sure you exceed your bosses’ expectations. More
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About Workplace Fairness
Workplace Fairness is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights. The organization’s mission is to educate workers and their advocates about workplace rights and options for resolving workplace problems and that policymakers, members of the business community and the public view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.
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