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Work and the Coronavirus

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Helping people understand how COVID-19 affects work and employment by sharing insights and help from ILR's workplace experts.

Surprise Medical Bills Loom Over ER Visits

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In a March 20 op-ed in "The Hill," Rose Batt, the Alice Cook Professor of Women and Work at the ILR School, writes that in the crush of news over the explosive spread of COVID-19, Congress has moved aggressively to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. While imperfect, the bill will do much to provide free COVID-19 testing and extended paid sick leave for many, but not all, workers. Be aware, it doesn’t cover hospitalization or care needed for people who contract the disease.

Read the full article in The Hill.

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