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Unemployment benefits may extend to workers facing unsafe conditions

As workers faced furloughs and layoffs during COVID-19 pandemic, many relied on unemployment checks for their needed source of income. But some also face a dilemma – choosing between returning to work in potentially unsafe conditions posed by the coronavirus or risk losing their job and going without pay. President Joe Biden in a Jan. 22 executive order requested a solution to that quandary.

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Holcomb, labor officials insist Amazon death investigation handled properly

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Labor insist that the investigation into an Amazon employee’s death in 2017 was handled appropriately, even though the safety violations that were initially issued were eventually dismissed. Reveal, part of the not-for-profit Center for Investigative Reporting, recently highlighted the investigation as part of a report on […]

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Holcomb administration accused of waiving fine in Amazon worker’s death while pursuing HQ2

An investigation into Amazon employee injuries by a national not-for-profit journalism organization accuses Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration of absolving the online retail giant of any accountability in an Indiana worker’s death at the same time the state was bidding for the company’s coveted HQ2 project.

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Durham: Preparing H-1B visa petitions in light of the culture of ‘no’

The H-1B may be one of the most well-known, and perhaps most desired, temporary employment visa classifications sought by US employers and foreign national students and professionals. Unfortunately for employers, a culture of “no” has taken hold at USCIS, risking employers’ ability to use the H-1B visa to fill critical positions and retain key foreign national employees.

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