What Rights do Essential Workers have in NYS and NYC?
The pandemic has highlighted the significance of essential workers and offers opportunities to improve their working conditions. ILR senior Mika Forman-Yossifov discussed New York state and city legislation being introduced to protect essential workers’ labor rights.
A qualitative study conducted by alumna Ayesha Ejaz, MILR ’20, with employees and hiring managers which provides insight into challenges of virtual onboarding across industries during COVID-19, followed by some recommendations to make it a better experience for future employees.
Enhancing Workplace Communication during the Pandemic and Beyond
Establishing an empathetic attitude and prioritizing feedback will help foster honest conversations between employees and management, which will help mitigate the negative impacts of remote work on communication.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Labor and Employment Law
The NLRB has allowed exempted the duty to bargain in the past in response to emergency situations like the pandemic. ILR Senior, Katherine Heaney helps navigate the complexities of wage adjustments available under the law.
The shift to increased work from home is accelerating existing use of people analytics and other tools, including organizational network analysis, which maps informal and formal workplace relationships.