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Who gave a 50-year-old federal agency the power to create a vaccine mandate? Behind the Supreme Court's decision to block Biden's employee mandate

Who gave a 50-year-old federal agency the power to create a vaccine mandate? Behind the Supreme Court’s decision to block Biden’s employee mandate

Did anyone actually give a 50-year-old federal agency — the government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration — the legal ability to create COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing rules that could affect 84 million private sector workers? The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling that stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses …

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Apple delays return-to-office date indefinitely, gives workers $1,000 ‘work-from-home’ bonus

Apple delays return-to-office date indefinitely, gives workers $1,000 ‘work-from-home’ bonus

Apple has pushed back its return date for in-person work from Feb. 1, 2022, to “a date yet to be determined.”  That’s according to a memo that Apple Inc. AAPL, -3.93% CEO Tim Cook sent to employees on Wednesday, which was viewed by Bloomberg and verified by a company spokesperson.  Cook said the tech company’s …

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Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' film set hampered by worker complaints over pay, long hours and safety

Alec Baldwin’s ‘Rust’ film set hampered by worker complaints over pay, long hours and safety

The movie set on which Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm in an incident that killed one person and wounded another was hampered by worker complaints over pay and conditions, according to people familiar with the filming. The camera crew walked off the set earlier this week, according to the people. Workers complained about pay, long hours, …

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Extreme heat from climate change puts 32 million U.S. workers at risk of lost wages and illness

Extreme heat from climate change puts 32 million U.S. workers at risk of lost wages and illness

A new report suggests that rising temperatures and the greater likelihood of extreme heat caused by climate change will put the 20% of the U.S. labor force that works outside at risk for occupational illnesses and billions in lost wages annually if no action is taken to reduce global-warming emissions. In a study released Tuesday, …

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Tesla factory had more than 400 COVID-19 cases after Elon Musk’s defiant reopening: report

Hundreds of COVID-19 cases were reported at Tesla Inc.’s production plant in Fremont, Calif., after it reopened last May in defiance of local health regulations, according to a new report. Citing county data obtained by the website Plainsite, the Washington Post first reported that there were around 450 coronavirus cases at the plant between May …

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People more worried about economic crisis than coronavirus, says study

People are more worried about economic crisis than well being points emanating from coronavirus pandemic, in keeping with an on-line study carried out by IIM Lucknow on “Understanding public sentiment during lockdown”. The study – carried out by Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies (CMEE) at IIM Lucknow – revealed that majority (79 per cent) …

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