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Portugal bars companies from contacting employees off hours and requires other protections for remote work.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MADRID — Portugal is barring employers from contacting their staff outside their contracted working hours under a new law and from remotely monitoring their work, in one of the world’s boldest efforts to regulate the remote work that......

In a remote world, firms are turning to team-building trips to boost morale

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Running a retreat for hundreds of staff and flying them to one location from around Europe is a significant investment for any company to make. Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

Greece tests drone drug delivery for remote regions

Reuters
TRIKALA, Greece, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Greece on Tuesday tested a drone to deliver medicines to isolated places in an environmentally friendly way, sending the unmanned vehicle to a 200-person village. The red drone with four rotor blades took off from the northwestern Greek city of Trikala and flew 3......

How companies can make their remote working inclusive for the deaf and blind

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As remote working takes a greater hold amid the coronavirus pandemic, a wealth of opportunities can open up for people that may not have existed before. For example, less of a focus on the office can draw more people with......

ISBE issues new guidance to schools for remote learning

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square The Illinois State Board of Education is preparing schools for the possibility of closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks and high quarantine numbers. The Board of Education has issued guidance for remote learning after the......

Reports: Smoltz, Leiter remote after refusing vax

ESPN
John Smoltz and Al Leiter are not making in-studio appearances for MLB Network after refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine, according to multiple reports. MLB Network’s policy making it mandatory for all employees to be vaccinated took effect Wednesday. Smoltz and Leiter will still do analysis for studio shows, but......

Tennessee’s education commissioner gives schools option to return to remote learning

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn is giving schools the option to return to remote learning as they struggle with COVID-19 cases. Schwinn on Friday sent a letter to school districts informing them that they can apply......

Toxic algae blooms eyed in deaths of family of 3 and their dog on remote California hiking trail

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Investigators are considering whether toxic algae blooms or other hazards may have contributed to the deaths of a Northern California couple, their baby and the family dog on a remote hiking trail, authorities said. The area in the Sierra......

Toxic algae blooms eyed in deaths of family of 3 and their dog on remote California hiking trail

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Investigators are considering whether toxic algae blooms or other hazards may have contributed to the deaths of a Northern California couple, their baby and the family dog on a remote hiking trail, authorities said. The area in the Sierra......

Facebook launches VR remote work app, calling it a step to the ‘metaverse’

Reuters
Aug 19 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday launched a test of a new virtual-reality remote work app where users of the company’s Oculus Quest 2 headsets can hold meetings as avatar versions of themselves. The beta test of Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms app comes as many companies continue to......

More than one-third of remote workers are still waiting for their employer’s return-to-office plan

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The resurgence of Covid-19 cases due to the delta variant is casting uncertainty on future plans yet again, including the return to offices. Some 36% of people currently working from home say they’re still waiting to hear from their employer......

Realogy CEO says remote work is here to stay and the firm is renovating its own HQ to prepare

CNBC Real Estate
Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider told CNBC on Thursday the real estate services firm is embracing the remote work revolution that was accelerated by the Covid pandemic. In an interview on “Power Lunch,” Schneider said the New Jersey-based company is about to overhaul its corporate headquarters to accommodate its new way of......

More than 40% of workers say they would rather get a new job than return to the office full time. Here’s how to build a resume tailored to remote jobs

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Many workers aren’t excited about going back to the office. More than 40% of employees say they would start looking for a new job if their company does not provide long-term options to work from home, according to the 2021......

Born of a Crisis, Remote Voting in Congress Has Become a Useful Perk

New York Times
WASHINGTON — When the House revamped its rules in the early days of the pandemic to allow lawmakers to vote remotely, Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina was among 161 Republicans who sued to block the arrangement, arguing that it “subverts” the Constitution. But those objections were a distant memory......

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