WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Nike closed its corporate offices for a week to prioritize its employees’ mental health. While the move was celebrated by corporate employees and employment law advocates, retail locations are still open, raising concerns about “which kind of workers they care about and are willing to invest in.”
- Employers name mental health access as key priority: survey – FierceHealthcare
- HRE’s Number of the Day: rising employee anxiety – HR Executive
- 5 Ways to Create a Psychologically Safer Workplace for Post Pandemic Employees – Entrepreneur
- @Sarakshi: Nike taking on mental health of their employees at the work place. It will be interesting to see if this becomes the norm at most companies in the next 5 years.
- Vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca announced it will require all of its U.S. employees to get the coronavirus vaccine if they intend to return to the office or interact in person with customers. A Michigan State University employee filed a lawsuit Friday against the university challenging its vaccine mandate, saying her doctor told her the vaccine was not necessary for her after contracting the virus in 2020.
- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said the state will end pandemic-related unemployment benefits when they are set to expire Saturday rather than extend federal relief funds, noting that continuing the three federal assistance programs would cost the state millions of dollars. A Florida judge struck down a lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state to reinstate temporary federal unemployment benefits. Florida was one of 26 states that ended the benefits early, arguing that it encouraged people not to work.
- While remote work can help employers attract more candidates, states with higher costs of living could lose out on growth as employees choose to live in more affordable areas. Although the shift from physical locations offers unprecedented opportunities for workers in low-income countries, it also underscores the disadvantages in areas like compensation and labor protection compared to their peers in high-income countries.
- The Winners of Remote Work -The New York Times
- Employers and employees hit by tax issues from remote work out of state – Accounting Today
- Honolulu restaurants, bars and other businesses will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative coronavirus test to enter beginning Sept. 13. Hawaii state officials are considering a stay-at-home order for Labor Day weekend following the state’s worst day of the pandemic on Sunday, with 2 deaths and nearly 1,700 cases reported.
- Delta variant halts Hawaii’s steady tourism rebound – Travel Weekly
- Hawaii hospitals face possible oxygen shortage amid rise in COVID-19 patients – Honolulu Star-Advertiser
- @TheTomGeorge: Honolulu Mayor Blangiardi: “I’m on record as saying I do not want a lockdown” but says we need to do something to curb #COVID19 — says vaccine passport can help do that and encourage vaccinations @KITV4 #Hawaii
“afternoon chart. want to bring inflation down? I do. it’s vaccinations not tapering that we need immediately. #VaccinesWork” – @Claudia_Sahm on Twitter
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