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Labor Dept. Ramming Through Rule That Could Cost Workers $3.7 Billion

WASHINGTON—A proposed rule the federal Department of Labor is trying to push through before the next Congress takes office would cost American workers at least $3.7 billion a year, the Economic Policy Institute estimated Oct. 26. The proposed rule, announced Sept. 22, would widen when workers can be considered an independent contractor instead of an…

‘Every Week, They’re Guessing If They’re Going to Get Paid’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—On Oct. 15, a sunny Thursday in Long Island City, a knot of about a half-dozen construction workers milled in front of a bodega near the job. They hadn’t been paid in two weeks. When the woman they’d been waiting for finally arrived, clad in a black hard hat, they received envelopes of…

Essential Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance

New York, NY – After some math and careful calculations, the old saying is true: There are not enough hours in the day. The trick to wellness, is to create a steady balance between work life and homelife. Otherwise, disruption between the two can take away from both personal and professional efficiency. In fairness, most…

EmblemHealth Investing in Workers’ Wellness During COVID-19

New York, NY – New York’s workers are the heart and soul of our community. Over the past two decades—and especially during the last six months—they have sacrificed so much to keep New York safe, healthy and operating. Working around–the–clock on the frontlines of the pandemic and risking their own lives and exposure to COVID-19,…

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Labor Dept. Ramming Through Rule That Could Cost Workers $3.7 Billion

WASHINGTON—A proposed rule the federal Department of Labor is trying to push through before the next Congress takes office would cost American workers at least $3.7 billion a year, the Economic Policy Institute estimated Oct. 26. The proposed rule, announced Sept. 22, would widen when workers can be considered an independent contractor instead of an...
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Understanding Leadership in the Workplace

New York, NY – There is no time for panic. In fact, there is no time for anything except a strategy to repair our economy and the workplace. Given the recent status of a countrywide uptick of Covid infections, now is not the time to point fingers or look for blame.  Instead, now is the...
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Essential Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance

New York, NY – After some math and careful calculations, the old saying is true: There are not enough hours in the day. The trick to wellness, is to create a steady balance between work life and homelife. Otherwise, disruption between the two can take away from both personal and professional efficiency. In fairness, most...
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, National, Retail, topslot, Transportation

Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being

New York, NY – With an obvious focus on both our political and financial futures, jobless concerns and unemployment worries are an impending threat to the working world. There is no concrete evidence of a Covid vaccine which would allow schools and businesses to fully reopen. And unfortunately, local spikes of Covid infections have caused...