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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.

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Nursing Homes are Workplaces Too!

Institute Director of Healthcare Labor Relations John August discusses issues facing workers in nursing homes.
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Stress, Depression, and Front-line Trauma: Some Tips for Coping

Job loss and greater work loads for those who still are employed coupled with social distancing and economic uncertainty are taking a heavy toll on mental health. Read in-depth advice on strategies to deal with the stress and depression and to stay healthy.
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Federal Government Mandates COVID-19 Paid Leave

Detailed information to help understand the provisions of employment law specific to family and medical leave.
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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
Building Worker POwer in NY State during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

Need Help at Work? Here’s How to Get It

Get over the embarrassment. Be direct. Be specific. Ask for the help you need to avoid burning out during the pandemic. Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns shares insight and tips.
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Response to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order on Face Masks

Useful information on the governor's order and its details.
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Wellness Considerations for Workers with Disabilities

Be well during the pandemic: you've "got this," but here are tips for averting vulnerabilities due to a disability.
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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.
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