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  • Companies Stretching Definition of 'Essential Services,' to Chagrin of Employees

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 9, 2020
    Bloomberg is reporting that some employers are taking a liberal attitude in what they consider to be an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic, angering workers who feel unsafe at their jobs.
  • As Conference Rooms Yield to Conference Calls, Workers Need New Ways to Stand Out

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 8, 2020
    With much of the country currently working from home, meetings are increasingly taking place online, where previous assumptions of how to be effective and stand out no longer apply.
  • Young People Fleeing to Parents' Home Encounter Work Challenges, Generational Tension

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 7, 2020
    Many young people fled major metro areas for the presumed safety of their family homes, but the Wall Street Journal is reporting that some are finding it difficult to settle into a consistent work routine as they deal with the challenges of once again living with their parents.
  • Young People in Particular Affected by Economic Chaos

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 6, 2020
    In a bitter echo of the last global financial crisis, young people are particularly unprepared to face a major economic downturn, as even in the best of times they were still struggling with debt and career insecurity at a scale and scope beyond that of older generations.
  • IRS Warns of Surge in Pandemic-Related Scams

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 3, 2020
    The IRS is seeing a surge in scams preying on people's concerns and confusion around the global COVID-19 pandemic, particularly around the $1,200 direct payments under the CARES Act, and it is warning taxpayers to be alert.
  • Swiss Luxury Hotel Offers Ultra-Rich Quarantine in Style

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 2, 2020

    COVID-19 may afflict both the rich and poor alike, but only the rich get to quarantine in a luxury apartment recently set up by a Swiss hotel for that exact purpose.

  • Study Finds This Recession Will Likely Hurt Women More

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 1, 2020
    The New York Times is reporting that, unlike other recessions, this one will likely hurt women more than men.
  • Working From Home Tests Procedures, Raises Questions of Maintaining Productivity

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 31, 2020
    The global pandemic has dramatically shifted millions of people into work-from-home employees, as social distancing continues to rule. This arrangement has led to a number of questions, ranging from pragmatic ones about how to close out the books at the end of the month to more abstract ones, such as how to remain in a productive mood while wearing pajama bottoms and a hoodie.
  • Pandemic Prompts Strikes

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 30, 2020
    Workers in certain businesses that have remained opened during the global pandemic have launched strikes over safety conditions and hazard pay.
  • NASBA Announces Emergency Expansion of Testing Window

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 27, 2020
    The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), plus the AICPA and testing firm Prometric, announced an emergency period to allow people to take the CPA exam outside the normal testing window.