Extended telework and school closures in Japan worry firms and parents

Business Apr 3, 2020

Extended telework and school closures in Japan worry firms and parents

Businesses are facing difficulty due to prolonged teleworking periods amid the spreading coronavirus outbreak, with such periods expected to continue longer due partly to an extended school shutdown in Tokyo. Meanwhile, parents are worried that extended school closures may deprive students of their right to ...

U.S. allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants amid pandemic

World Apr 3, 2020

U.S. allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants amid pandemic

U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic, raising worries among watchdogs and some families living near reactors that employee exhaustion will increase the risks of accidents. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision ...