Workplace/Employee Benefits

Yellen, Harris to push childcare investments as boost for overall economy

Facts       Sep 15, 2021

Washington: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Vice President Kamala Harris will urge Congress on Wednesday to back proposed spending on affordable childcare, armed with a new Treasury report that maps out big benefits such care offers the economy. Congress is considering a $3.5 trillion...

Uber drivers are employees, not contractors, says Dutch court

International News       Sep 13, 2021

  Uber drivers are employees entitled to greater workers’ rights under local labor laws, a Dutch court ruled on Monday, handing a setback to the U.S. company’s European business model. It was another court victory for unions fighting for better pay and benefits for those employed...

Pandemic prompting professionals to rethink their career paths: Amazon India survey

Facts       Sep 12, 2021

Sept 12: The pandemic is prompting professionals in the country to rethink their career paths with many looking at switching industries as well as upskilling themselves to advance in their careers, according to a survey commissioned by Amazon India. The e-commerce major commissioned a survey...

Study finds regular exercise may lower risk of developing anxiety

Facts       Sep 11, 2021

A new study has found that those who engage in regular exercise may lower their risk of developing anxiety by almost 60 per cent. The study was published in the journal 'Frontiers in Psychiatry'. A quick online search for ways to improve our mental health...

Pandemic increasing risk factors for suicide, UN health agency warns

Facts       Sep 10, 2021

  Suicide prevention must be prioritized after 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Americas office of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, commemorated annually on 10 September. Studies show that the global crisis has exacerbated risk factors associated with...

Unvaccinated Punjab govt employees to be sent on forced leave after Sept 15

Indian News       Sep 10, 2021

  Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced on Friday that state government employees failing to take even the first dose of Covid vaccine for any reason other than medical will be compulsorily sent on leave after September 15. This strong measure, an official statement said,...

US President Joe Biden

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

International News       Sep 10, 2021

  WASHINGTON: In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors — in an all-out effort to...

German companies not allowed to check on employees’ vaccine status

Facts       Sep 01, 2021

German companies will not be granted the right to find out whether their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19, although provisions could be made for some particularly risky workplaces, the labor minister said on Wednesday. Many countries are making vaccination mandatory for some sectors – such...

Health Ministry partners with Google to enhance people's access to COVID-19 vaccine

Facts       Sep 01, 2021

New Delhi, Sept 02: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh L Mandaviya on Wednesday said that the Health Ministry has partnered with Google to enhance people's access to the COVID-19 vaccine. "The Ministry of Health has taken yet another significant initiative to enhance access...

Majority of corporate employees want to work from home at least once a week: Survey

Facts       Sep 01, 2021

Nearly 80 per cent of corporate employees want to work from home at least once a week post-COVID, according to a survey by property consultant JLL India. In its survey Workers Preference Barometer for India, JLL India found that employees would prefer to work two...

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