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From Equal Opportunities to Unfettered World Travel – What’s Driving the Standoff Over Remote Work

By Rachel Puryear As workplaces reopen, employees’ desire to work remotely is significantly greater than employers’ willingness to allow such, collectively. More workers than ever before don’t want to go back to the way things were, and employers anxious to get remote-during pandemic workers 100% back to the office are already facing resistance. Why do…

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An Appeals Court Allowed Private Student Loans to Be Discharged in Bankruptcy – This Could Change the Tide

By Rachel Puryear If you have student loans, or you read this blog regularly, you know that for many years now, struggling student loan borrowers have faced a very uphill battle to try to discharge their student debts in bankruptcy proceedings. However, a recent ruling from a New York-based federal appeals court could soon put…

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In More Workplaces, Bringing Pets is on the Table in Returning to Offices.

By Rachel Puryear As many office-bound workers return to the office following the vaccination rollout, more employees than before might be able to bring their furry (or perhaps scaly) companions to the office. Many proud human pet-parents grew accustomed to having their pets around daily while they worked at home, and the pets likewise became…

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As Workplaces Assess Reopening, the Remote versus In-Person Work Debate Heats Up Again

By Rachel Puryear As vaccinations roll out and workforces get immunized, employers all over are weighing policies regarding teleworking (working remotely), versus coming back to in-person workplaces. And of course, the debates over such get heated from multiple angles. Many employers want to physically oversee their workers, and fear a loss of productivity from teleworkers.…

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Hopefully You’re Enjoying a Four-Day Work Week. Might it Work if Every Work Week Was Only Four Days?

By Rachel Puryear If you enjoyed a long weekend for the Fourth of July this year, and had the bonus of a short work week; you might be wishing that every week had only four days on and three days off (if you don’t already have that or something even better). Of course, you might…

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