People in masks shop for essential items at Costco in Mississauga, Ont., on April 18, 2021. Costco insists its in-store customers wear masks even if they claim exemptions.
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Retailers are grappling with anti-maskers during the pandemic. That's because of the complicated relationship between businesses and customers when it comes to accommodating health conditions.
With the pandemic, pathways to permanent residence have been disrupted.
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The system turns employers into immigration enforcement officers and generates a population of people without status who live and work in Canada without a clear path to security of presence or livelihood.
Nursing home aides have protested working conditions that can push them to work while sick.
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Over one-third of America’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risk.
CEOs have diverse opinions about the effectiveness of remote work.
Research and surveys show that many Canadian employees want to continue to work from home, at least sometimes, following the pandemic. But what do CEOs think?
How do people really feel about working from home?
The COVID-19 crisis is transforming work and how it is done, not just in universities. If managers think that they unilaterally know how to manage remote work, disorder could become chaos.
Mentoring isn’t just good for the person on the receiving end. New research suggests those who serve as mentors benefit too.
Research suggests mentoring can be used to improve leadership skills among both junior and senior members of any organization.
Many workplaces have dramatically changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Performance assessments and compensation should reflect the new way of working.
Existing employee assessment and compensation structures are not suited to the reality of remote work. It's time to change that.
Users’ online activities can be reviewed by potential employers as a way to pre-screen job candidates.
Ethical hiring practices should include a full disclosure by the company of any social media searches in advance of hiring a job candidate.
A man waves a rainbow flag as he rides by the Supreme Court on June 15, 2020.
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The US Supreme Court has ruled that the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBT people. A business law scholar explains why this is one of the most consequential discrimination cases in decades.
Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sat outside the Supreme Court as the court held oral arguments dealing with workplace discrimination.
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In a national survey, transgender individuals had worse employment outcomes, lower incomes and higher rates of poverty than cisgender people.
Most states struggle to meet pension funding needs – and the pandemic will make it worse.
Many of the public employee pension plans run by states don't have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The pandemic could make that problem much worse.
Essential workers don’t always have access to the PPE they need.
Low-wage workers are less likely than high-wage workers to have access to things like masks, hand sanitizer and training on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
AI may not cut discrimination out of the hiring process.
Algorithms are only as good as the people who make them.
Replacing an employee means taking time and resources to train someone new.
As more and more Americans are laid off, employers have to consider the cost of letting their staff go.
Essential workers expose themselves to the coronavirus every day.
The coronavirus pandemic is a stressful time for everyone. Here are some ways employers can help their employees through this crisis.
Working from home requires the right balance.
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Companies can play an important role in keeping their workers both productive and mentally and physically healthy during the pandemic.
Less than 30% of the workforce has the ability to work from home.
Two transportation scholars argue that telecommuting could play an important role in solving the coronavirus crisis.
Presenteeism – as opposed to absenteeism – is especially dangerous in the midst of a pandemic.
Presenteeism — when employees show up for work when they're sick — at a time of a global pandemic is especially dangerous for co-workers, managers and employers.
Finding meaning in their work is a new goal for employees, along with well-being and happiness. It’s an objective for companies as well.
The search for meaning in their work is inevitable for employees seeking job satisfaction. Defining that meaning, however, can mean different things for different people.
Activists block the street outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it hears arguments in major LGBT rights cases.
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on how the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBT people. A business law scholar explains why it could be one of the most consequential discrimination cases in decades.