• 2 July 2020 - On Wednesday, President Donald Trump passed the extension of a Covid-19 relief program application period from 30 June to 8 August. This relief package is aimed at small businesses that have been adversely affected due to the pandemic. From a total of $660 billion, $130 billion has been approved as a fund that firms can seek subsidies from directly in order to pay salaries and rents.

  • 29 June 2020 - The United States has procured almost the entire global supply of Covid-19 drug Remdesivir. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has secured half a million treatment courses on the anti-viral drug from Gilead Services. The drugs will cost $3.200 per treatment course in the United States. Gilead donated the first 1.5 million doses worldwide and the United States received more than 900,000 of the doses. The company aims to have 2 million treatment courses available by December. The US has had 2.69 million cases and 129,000 deaths so far. Take the survey on living and working in the USA during times of coronavirus

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