OSHA Issues Covid Workplace Safety Rule, But Only for Health Care

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration introduced a rule on Thursday outlining steps that employers should take to guard employees from the danger of Covid-19, however it is going to apply solely to the well being care trade, to not different high-risk workplaces, because the Biden administration initially indicated. “The…

Ambassador Tai to Outline Biden’s Goal of Worker-Focused Trade Policy

Katherine Tai, the United States commerce consultant, will emphasize in a speech on Thursday that America is targeted on defending employees by means of commerce coverage and that it’ll attempt to push buying and selling companions to raise wages, permit collective bargaining and finish pressured labor practices. The speech, Ms.…

State Unemployment Claims Fall Below 400,000

Initial claims for state jobless advantages declined final week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The weekly determine was about 367,000, a lower of 58,000 from the earlier week. New claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, a federally funded program for jobless freelancers, gig staff and others who don’t ordinarily qualify for…

U.S. asks Mexico to review a second complaint about labor violations in its auto industry.

The Biden administration is invoking provisions in a new commerce settlement to ask Mexico to look into accusations of labor violations at an auto-parts plant close to the U.S. border. The motion, introduced Wednesday by the Labor Department and the Office of the United States Trade Representative, follows a complaint…

Uber and Lyft Ramp Up Efforts to Shield Business Model

After California handed a legislation in 2019 that successfully gave gig staff the authorized standing of staff, firms like Uber and Lyft spent some $200 million on a poll initiative exempting their drivers. To keep away from such threats in different states, the businesses have pressed for laws that classifies…

From Appetizers to Tuition, Incentives to Job Seekers Grow

College subsidies for kids and spouses. Free rooms for summer season resort workers and a set of knives for aspiring culinary employees. And appetizers on the home for anybody keen to sit down for a restaurant job interview. Determined to lure new workers and retain present ones in a abruptly…

China Moves to Tame Inflation Before Prices Rise Too Much

SHANGHAI — Prices are leaping within the United States and around the globe, prompting rising warnings that a wave of inflation may threaten the worldwide economic system if it persists. China isn’t ready to discover out. Beijing is transferring swiftly to defend its factories and workplaces from rising prices. It…

Yellen Won a Global Tax Deal. Now She Must Sell It to Congress.

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen secured a landmark worldwide tax settlement over the weekend, one which has eluded the United States for practically a decade. But with a narrowly divided Congress and resistance from Republicans and enterprise teams mounting, closing the deal at residence could also be a good greater…

Federal Unemployment Aid Is Now a Political Lightning Rod

Of the greater than 4 million folks whose jobless advantages are going to be reduce off within the subsequent few weeks, Bre Starr will likely be among the many first. That’s as a result of Ms. Starr — a 34-year-old pizza supply driver who has been out of labor for…