Today’s Solutions: May 24, 2024

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The Netherlands is the first to legalize work-from-home rights

The shift to remote work during the pandemic has normalized the work-from-home (WFH) culture for an increasing number of companies. But while some firms have individually expanded their WFH policies, no country has solidified it as a legal right. That is, until now. The Netherlands has just become Read More...

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Workers in Belgium will have the option of four-day work weeks

We previously wrote about Belgium passing a law that would make it illegal for employers to contact workers after hours. Now, in a similar attempt to encourage a healthier work-life balance, the country’s multi-party coalition government has passed an entire reform package that would give Read More...

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Employment data shows the real story behind the “Great Resignation”

A record number of American workers are leaving their jobs in what has been dubbed the “Great Resignation.” While the pandemic has pushed many workers to rethink the role of work in their lives, employment research tells a more nuanced story than mainstream media. The General Social Survey Read More...

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These 3 organizations are helping low-wage workers live a better life

Sometimes all it takes to correct injustice is to recognize the problem and have the willpower to make a change. At least that’s what the Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) did in California, where prisoners are encouraged to volunteer to fight wildfires but struggle to get jobs as Read More...