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When Tiffany Khoo was working at the human resource department in a hospital, she learned that it was difficult to book locum workers or medical staff to temporarily fill duties, especially during the pandemic.
Dry heat generated from electric cookers, such as rice cookers or pressure cookers, can be used to sanitise N95 masks, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Since the World Health Organisation declared the novel coronavirus an international health emergency in January, Facebook Inc has removed more than seven million pieces of content with false claims about the virus that could pose an immediate health risk to people who believe them.
Offering sunny beaches, cheap living and low infection rates, countries are competing for a new generation of remote workers in a bid to ride out the pandemic and make up for lost visitors.
Uber driver Johan Nijman faces a difficult decision as federal unemployment aid expires: risk failing to pay for groceries and even lose his home, or resume driving and potentially catch COVID-19.
California has filed lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft by misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, the US Labor Commissioner's Office said Aug 5.
An industry that seemed existentially threatened at the start of the pandemic is showing signs of life.
Hundreds of employees at Blizzard Entertainment, the video game developer behind Diablo and Overwatch, are using the company’s Slack network to organise a list of workplace requests, including fair pay and increased sick time. Results of the effort, a rare example of labour organising in the video game industry, are expected to be presented to management as early as this week, people familiar with the initiative said.
Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, becoming the first US state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google.
State and local officials are receiving additional tools from the US federal government to help defend the nation’s election systems from cyberthreats ahead of the November vote.