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Everything We Know About New Uber For Business Update

International Business Times

Uber will reportedly introduce a newly enhanced version of Uber for Business, according to TechCrunch. The Uber for Business update was confirmed Tuesday by the company, which will offer custom travel programs and new regulations. The revamped version intends to provide new tools to make it easier for employers to manage travel options for its employees. While the service's updated guidelines are easier for companies to use, employees will no longer be able to utilize the service for personal needs after-hours, as stricter regulations on employee use will be enforced. "The dashboard is where you'll manage all your ground transportation and customize how people can use your Uber for Business account," Uber's website explained in a note on how its new travel accommodations would be executed.


Citing religious beliefs to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine could cost you your job

Los Angeles Times

As more employers require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, more workers are finding religion. Or rather, "sincerely held religious beliefs" that, they say, prevent them from getting the shots. Hundreds of Los Angeles firefighters have sought exemptions from the city's vaccine mandate for religious or medical reasons, and thousands of Los Angeles Police Department employees are expected to do the same. And they may be the leading edge of the wave of workers seeking exemptions, as the federal government is preparing to require employers with 100 or more workers to order vaccinations or weekly coronavirus testing for all employees. Federal employees are already required to be vaccinated even if they work from home, with no testing alternative, and a similar requirement is being developed for federal contractors and subcontractors.


Grenfell Tower: Residents confront minister over issues

BBC News

Residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire have vented their frustration at what they say is a lack of progress in dealing with problems. They confronted housing minister Alok Sharma MP on why the homeless are not yet rehoused, in tense exchanges on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme. The minister told them people would be offered a suitable place to live within three weeks of the fire. Later, the Prime Minister confirmed 120 tower blocks had now failed fire tests. During the programme, residents and survivors set out their problems in the wake of the 14 June inferno.


How Disability-Friendly Is Your Workplace? 4 Ways To Put Your Business To The Test

Forbes - Tech

Lisa's smart room setup was designed by Davi Pollard to give her maximum autonomy on a small budget.David Pollard What would a workplace of the future really look like if it was inclusive, accessible and disability-friendly? If it is tough to picture what that means, you're not alone. The answer to all of these questions is yes. Still, research shows that many workplaces have a culture that is unfriendly and even toxic, particularly to people with mental health issues. Hiring people with disabilities is also proving to be good for business.


Covid homeless scheme not leading to permanent accommodation, warns charity

BBC News

A charity says fewer than one in four people helped by the Everyone In initiative now have permanent homes.