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Democrats Propose Emergency Paid Sick Days To Address Coronavirus

Democrats Propose Emergency Paid Sick Days To Address Coronavirus

Republicans may find it uncomfortable to vote against guaranteeing two weeks of needed leave during an outbreak. Members of Congress introduced a bill Friday that would assure U.S. workers can take paid sick leave, if needed, during the coronavirus outbreak. The legislation proposed by Democrats would require employers to grant workers 14 paid sick

Wilko to slash sick pay for 21,000 workers amid coronavirus fears for employees

Wilko to slash sick pay for 21,000 workers amid coronavirus fears for employees

WILKO is reducing sick pay for 21,000 shop and warehouse workers as the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe. From April 1, the retailer is withdrawing sick pay for all workers after their second absence. Read our coronavirus live blog for all the latest news and updates Wilko is slashing sick pay for 21,000 workers Alamy The news comes

We Are Ignoring One Obvious Way to Fight the Coronavirus

We Are Ignoring One Obvious Way to Fight the Coronavirus

The Federal Reserve did what it could Tuesday to offset the growing economic impact of the coronavirus by announcing a supersize reduction in its benchmark interest rate — the first time the Fed has acted between its regularly scheduled meetings since the financial crisis in 2008. But the Fed is ill equipped to limit the effect of a global pandemic

Fragile safety net leaves U.S. economy vulnerable to coronavirus hit

Fragile safety net leaves U.S. economy vulnerable to coronavirus hit

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The spreading coronavirus outbreak poses a double-barreled threat to U.S. workers who face not only the prospect of lost wages if they are forced to stay home during a quarantine but also a fragile safety net to fall back on during such a crisis. Unlike in other rich countries, the United States provides thin and uneven