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THE FUTURE OF Work

THE FUTURE OF Work

California Continues Battle Against COVID Benefits Fraud

Due to its size and generosity, the state’s unemployment agency has been inundated with fraudulent COVID-19 benefits claims, which amount to $750 million in false filings each week. Some have come from as far as Russia.

By Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee  |  January 14, 2021
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Vaccine Delays Reveal Unexpected Weak Link in Supply Chains: A Shortage of Workers

The shipment of goods to suppliers has become technologically sophisticated. Delays in getting out the COVID-19 vaccine to people show that the breakdowns come down to something more basic.

By Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Amherst  |  January 14, 2021
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San Francisco Office Market Plummets As Companies Go Remote

The city’s office market in 2020 reached its lowest levels since 1990 as the pandemic forced companies to send workers home and some, like Twitter and Dropbox, downsized their office footprint.

By Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle  |  January 13, 2021
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Federal Rule Backs Gig Worker Contractor Classification

A ruling by the Labor Department has made it easier for businesses to classify their gig workers as independent contractors, which don’t require standard employee protections such as minimum wage and benefits.

By Suhauna Hussain, Los Angeles Times  |  January 8, 2021
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Chattanooga Hopes to Receive Migrating Remote Workers

As companies shift to remote work to adhere to the pandemic, geographic constraints for workers are disappearing. Chattanooga, Tenn., hopes to capitalize on this shift.

By Mary Fortune, Chattanooga Times Free Press  |  January 4, 2021
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Unions Worry Uptick in Automated Jobs Will Go Beyond Pandemic

To maintain productivity and safety, some jobs are installing robot coworkers. Labor unions worry that the robots will continue to occupy jobs after the pandemic ends while others say they will free up workers for other positions.

By Olivia Rockeman, James Attwood and Joe Deaux, Bloomberg News  |  December 17, 2020
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Some States Use Pandemic Relief Funds to Train Workers

At least nine states are using short-term training programs to help combat the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But some experts want to fund community colleges to improve the payoff.

By Sophie Quinton, Stateline.org  |  December 15, 2020
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California Workers at Risk of Losing Paid Sick, Family Leave

Without Congressional and statewide extensions to worker benefit programs, millions of workers could be left with just three days of paid sick leave and eight weeks of paid family leave per year.

By Jeong Park and David Lightman, The Sacramento Bee  |  December 15, 2020
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Black Employees Sue City Over Workplace Discrimination

Three workers in San Francisco, Calif., have filed a class-action lawsuit against three city agencies, alleging they were paid less, denied promotions and subjected to harassment all due to their race.

By Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle  |  December 10, 2020
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Quick Transition to Remote Work Proves Public-Sector Agility

Many public leaders long believed that the people’s business could not be done from outside the walls of government buildings, but COVID-19 showed government can function from anywhere — quickly.

By Jed Pressgrove, Government Technology  |  December 10, 2020
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7 Ways to Keep Remote Work Successful Post-Pandemic

Work from home was at first a temporary pandemic solution, but as public and private organizations alike make remote work permanent, they’ll need to make adjustments to more than just where staff are located.

By Daniel Castro, Government Technology  |  December 10, 2020
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