In today’s Weekend Roundup, learn more about the new bill that will establish new paid leave, what the Pfizer vaccine’s FDA approval means for employers, and how the future of work is hybrid. Click the headlines below to learn more!
In July, a new bill introduced by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) serves to raise awareness about pregnancy loss and establish new paid leave benefits for these workers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Aug. 23, which may prompt more employers to mandate the shot. However, employers should note that they still need to explore reasonable accommodations for employees with religious and disability-related objections.
While vaccines continue to roll out across the world and daily life continues to inch towards normalcy, the global pandemic will have a significant impact on the workforce for the foreseeable future. This includes the way in which offices operate as well as what an “employee” looks like in a culture increasingly dominated by the gig economy. Individuals have quickly become accustomed to working from home, for example, with nearly half of the American workforce embracing it full-time, according to Stanford research. And according to a recent survey, many organizations expect both the percentage of employees working from home part-time as well as full-time to double what they were pre-pandemic.
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