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  • 27 May 2020 – The USA is one of the majorly affected countries by the coronavirus pandemic. There has been an update by the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention that over 62,000 health care professionals have died of the virus in the country. Since the health care professionals are constantly exposed to the virus, their chances of testing positive are way higher than in any other profession. Health care staff have repeatedly criticised the quality of the protective gear that is being provided. 87% that were interviewed said that they had to re-use protective gear that was supposed to be used only once. Take the survey on living and working during the coronavirus pandemic in the USA. Take our survey on living and working in the USA during Covid-19

  • 26 May 2020 - As the number of Covid-19 cases is on the rise, the USA celebrated a low-key Memorial Day to pay tribute to all the country’s fallen soldiers. A day which normally comprises parades and events was overshadowed by the virus. Scaled down ceremonies were broadcast and New York organised a convoy of vehicles. President Donald Trump also travelled to Baltimore to witness the thousands of service members and guard who are “on the front lines of our war against this terrible virus”. However, the Mayor of Baltimore, Bernard Young, objected to this nonessential travel as it would portray the wrong message and defy the stay-at-home directive. Complete the survey on living and working in the midst of coronavirus in the USA

  • 26 May 2020 - Despite easing of the lockdown restrictions, as many as 2.4 million Americans drew unemployment benefits in the past week.  Almost 50 states in the US have begun to reopen. In the previous month, around 20 million jobs were cut which brought the unemployment rate to 14.7%. This rate might become worse as predicted by economists. Further, more than 40% of the recent job cuts during Covid-19 might be permanent. Since the lockdown began, almost half of US households have lost their revenue. Take our survey on living and working in the USA during Covid-19

Employment at will

There are exceptions to employment at will. Do you know your right on this part? You can't be terminated on basis of your race or gender. And 38 states regulate dismissals by so called implied contracts. Find out more at dismissal rights.

Coronavirus crisis: What are your rights regarding sick leave, health and safety, and social security?

The Coronavirus crisis poses challenges for both employers and employees. Check carefully what your rights are, so that you can fall back on them if necessary.

Economic Facts

  • One of the major events that changed how industries and factories around the world operated, started in the United States. Henry Ford, of Ford Motors, was an American who is acclaimed as the creator of the assembly line. This idea streamlined the entire production process and increased efficiencies. Check the cost of living in the United States 
  • Estimates suggest that the United States sells more than 3 billion pizzas a year and that each American consumes a minimum of at least one pizza in thirty days. This pizza frenzy sustains more than 70,000 pizzerias across the country! What are salaries in the pizza sector?
  •  A defining feature of  the United States’ vast geographical landscape, is the different and oftentimes harsh kinds of weather and climatic conditions. Due to severe blizzards, torrential hurricanes, and sweltering heat waves, the estimated cost of the 14 disasters in 2019 alone was close to 1 billion USD each. These natural disasters also affect working conditions and safety, which pushes the government to have stringent measures to address their effects. So how is pay affected by bad weather? Click to find out!
  • The United States has the world’s largest economy but the state of California alone has a GDP of $2.998 trillion which is higher than a few of the biggest countries such as India, France, etc. Minimum Wages in the USA
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