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Older job candidates face the dual issue of age discrimination and more vulnerability to COVID-19. sasan rashtipour/unsplash

Being good at your job won’t stop age discrimination

Those over 43 years old are equally discriminated against when applying for a job, whether they are good or bad applicants, according to new research.
Catching a glimpse of a co-worker’s baby or pet can help humanize workplaces and make colleagues more understanding and empathetic — one positive byproduct of the pandemic-fuelled remote work phenomenon. (Shutterstock)

COVID-19 could have a lasting, positive impact on workplace culture

Working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown has caused a relaxation in traditional workplace rules, giving rise to a virtual workplace that is more flexible and humane.
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Time, family, work – and bored zombies. New Zealanders open up about life in coronavirus lockdown

Resilience, humour, hardship and tragedy – a unique survey reveals how ordinary New Zealanders coped during one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns.
The International Labour Organization was founded at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. PA Archive

The International Labour Organization was founded after the Spanish flu – its past lights the path to a better future of work

The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 at the Treaty of Versailles after the ravages of pandemic and world war. Its model offers a way forward for us now.
View of blood collection tubes in a rack on the first day of a free COVID-19 antibody testing event at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, in DeLand, Florida. Paul Hennessy / Echoes WIre/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Why COVID-19 immunity passports may violate US law

Amazon and General Motors are among companies exploring ways to test employees for COVID-19 infection, but these measures may be against the law.

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