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Are Arizona employers required to provide employees with a safe environment to work in?

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (i.e. OSH Act), employers in the state of Arizona are required to provide employees with a safe and hazard-free environment to work in. Additionally, the workspace must also comply with the…
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Louisiana workers should make a few crucial adjustments when looking for work after coronavirus closures end

Many people were laid off temporarily due to the coronavirus outbreak, but experts gave advice for re-entering the job market in Louisiana after the pandemic ends. Advice for people who are unemployed due to COVID-19 Hiring and staffing…
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Louisiana service industry workers may have trouble surviving after closures related to coronavirus

Local news for New Orleans, Louisiana reported on how coronavirus restrictions have devastated the city’s economy and the food and drink service industry in particular. Workers who suddenly find themselves without jobs through no fault of…
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Louisiana sanitation workers demand safer working conditions during pandemic

Sanitation workers in New Orleans, Louisiana asked for better working conditions and hazard pay due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Waste management workers go on strike The dispute came from a recent contract that would allow sanitation…
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Nebraska government had to quickly make changes to their unemployment system

The governor of Nebraska had to issue an order to extend the deadline for unemployment claims due to an abnormally high number of applications. Governor wants to update and revamp the state’s unemployment claim process Governor Pete…
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Massachusetts workers may receive less money if their company participates in paycheck protection program

The paycheck protection program that was offered during the coronavirus pandemic created some unforeseen issues between businesses and their employees. Local news for Massachusetts reported on the struggle one small business went through to…
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Maryland made their unemployment process worse when they tried to fix their dated system for claims

Workers who were laid off in Maryland experienced frustrations similar to Americans in other states after the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to shut down. When Maryland tried to fix these issues with a new online portal for unemployment…
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Texas Workforce Commission could not handle high volumes of unemployment claims due to coronavirus

Like many of the most populated states in the country, Texas had to deal with extremely high volumes of unemployment claims due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state experienced approximately 750,000 claims in about three weeks, which was more…
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Kansas workers who experienced job losses due to coronavirus had serious problems getting paid properly

Like most other states in the country, Kansas experienced a number of unexpected problems during the coronavirus outbreak. When thousands of residents were laid off, they began to use the dated unemployment system and collect back wages from…