Helping people understand how COVID-19 affects work and employment by sharing insights and help from ILR's workplace experts.
Can My Boss Force Me Not to Wear a Face Mask at Work?
Wendy Strobel Gower, program director at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, says, “It comes down to: Does your company have an obligation to follow the guidance of federal and also state and local authorities?”
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Director Ellen Gallin Procida discusses school districts and unions in the time of the pandemic.
Innovation in Labor Management Dialogue: In the Epicenter of the Pandemic
Director of Healthcare Labor Relations John August discusses advancements in union organizing for physicians.
Webinar Palmer v. Amazon: A Case Study In A Pandemic
Esta Bigler hosts a panel discussing the safety and health (and employment law) impacts of the federal lawsuit brought by workers and their family members against Amazon.
Reopened and Safety Compliant, Now What?: ADA Employment and Accessibility Issues
Esta Bigler of ILR's Labor and Employment Law Program hosts a panel discussion covering reopening and in a new world of ADA, accessibility, and employment best practices.
Reemployment Prospects Vary by Gender, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity
Most workers whose jobs have been disrupted maintain a tie to their employers.
Video: Employer Liability Protection, Workers Compensation, and a National Fund
Esta Bigler hosts a webinar discussion with labor-law experts that explores state and national approaches to employer liability and funding for employment benefits.
Video: Reopening During Covid and Older Workers
Esta Bigler hosted a webinar discussion with labor-law experts on the ramifications of reopening on older workers, and where the ADA relates to reopening.
9 Myths About Hiring People with Criminal Records
CJEI's Timothy McNutt busts 9 common myths about hiring people with criminal records.
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.
Healthcare Labor-Management Partnership in the time of Our Pandemic
The knowledge and experience of front-line employees is crucial to the process as businesses and communities plan for reopening after COVID.
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.
COVID-19: What Unemployment Delays Mean for Newly Unemployed Workers
The processing capacity of state departments of labor are outpaced by an unprecedented volume of unemployment claims and call for emergency relief measures.
Federal Government Mandates COVID-19 Paid Leave
Detailed information to help understand the provisions of employment law specific to family and medical leave.
Collective Bargaining and Contract Enforcement during the COVID-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 crisis poses many issues not anticipated in existing collective bargaining agreements. We explain how new bargaining may be initiated by employers and unions.
What is an Essential Worker in New York State?
Understand the New York state guidelines for classifying businesses as essential.
Response to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order on Face Masks
Useful information on the governor's order and its details.
Who is an Essential Worker in NYS?
Exactly who is deemed an "essential worker" in New York state?
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.
Discrimination at Work and COVID-19
Asian American and Pacific Islander workers, two million of whom work on the frontlines in the health care, personal services and transportation industries, face increased xenophobic and racial discrimination in the workplace.
Surprise Medical Bills Loom Over ER Visits
Surprise medical bills of huge proportions follow many emergency room visits. Private equity firms that increasingly control hospitals are often to blame and need to stop the practice, particularly during the pandemic, writes Professor Rose Batt.
Seven Tips for Reentering During the Pandemic
Create a sound strategy for post-incarceration reentry in the time of COVID-19. Timothy McNutt of ILR's Criminal Justice Employment Initiative provides information to help people strategize.