We aim to help make sense of how the coronavirus pandemic changes the workplace – from employment and legal policy, to labor relations and HR policies and practices. We will continue to share data, analysis, research and insight from our faculty and experts.
What’s the best indicator of COVID-19’s impact on jobs?
The national jobs report issued monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics includes numbers that help predict labor market behavior. ILR School Senior Extension Associate Erica Groshen, who served as bureau commissioner, explains why the report is a go-to standard for understanding employment in the United States.
What is an Essential Worker in New York State?
Understand the New York state guidelines for classifying businesses as essential.
Unemployment Insurance: Taking Stock in New York State
Understand changes to unemployment insurance in the first five weeks of the coronavirus crisis and beyond.
Fashioning a Response: Results from the Model Alliance COVID-19 Survey
The Worker Institute analyzed the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on models in a report published by the Model Alliance.
How the CARES Act Impacts Workers
Learn what the CARES Act does for for working people, low-income people and gig workers.
U.S. Government Mandates COVID-19 Paid Leave
The Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act -- here's how it works.
Gig Worker Rights in New York State during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond
Sponsored by the Worker Institute's Lois Gray Innovation Initiative, this webinar will examine the issues that gig-economy workers have been facing prior to and during the COVID-19 crisis. The panel will assess the existing policy and organizing solutions to the challenges.
Webinar: Tax Advice for Startups and Entrepreneurs
Cornell's CREA is hosting a webinar on May 21 covering changes in tax and offering advice to startups and entrepreneurs.
Webinar: Remote Leadership in Startups and Small Business
Cornell's Center for Regional Economic Advancement led an interactive webinar on leading remote teams with a wide range of panelists who blended theory with application for small businesses.
Webinar: Returning to Work After COVID-19, Employment Planning and Managing a Changed Workforce
Cornell's Center for Regional Economic Advancement hosted a webinar focused on legal and practical issues for startups and business owners for post-COVID recovery plans.
Webinar: Building Worker Power in New York State during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond
On April 30th, 2020, join us for a live online forum hosted by the NYS AFL-CIO-Cornell University Union Leadership Institute
Webinar: Sustainable Supply Chain Labor Practices
April 15, 2020 - Cornell faculty experts, along with sourcing and union leaders, will discuss these questions and more as they examine the implications of COVID-19’s disruption of global supply chains for both buyers and workers.