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Learning to cope (access required)

Students, teachers and parents aren't the only parties gearing up for a new kind of academic year: School-adjacent businesses are contending with a drastic shift in what business has been available to them since March, and will be available to them come September.

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Who should protect workers? (access required)

A review of data made public by OSHA shows that thousands of complaints about New Jersey businesses go unresolved, making the few hundred that actually reach a conclusion more the exception than the rule. The state generally gets high marks for setting safety standards, but amid COVID-19 enforcement has been spotty, according to unions and worker advocates. Employers and business groups argue that voluntary compliance is strong, but even some state officials acknowledge that more could be done on the enforcement front.

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