“No one understands what it is like to live with cancer better than someone else who has cancer,” says Kelly Lange, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer 15 years ago. Soon after, she started attending METAvivor support groups around her hometown of Annapolis, MD. Now she volunteers for the nonprofit.

George is the founding President CEO of Metamaterials. Under his leadership MTI has completed two acquisitions and has developed partnerships with industry giants like Airbus, Lufthansa Technik and Lockheed Martin. Prior to Metamaterials, George founded Medical Wireless Sensing Ltd.

Are they guaranteed their jobs back? Will they return to full hours and pay? What will their jobs even look like when they return?The answers to many of these questions may depend on how companies and employees conducted themselves during the pandemic.Howard Levitt: My colleague wants me to take all her shifts so she can collect CERB. Can she do that?Howard Levitt: The bitter truth for unionized employees they can be laid off during the coronavirus crisisHoward Levitt: If I think my workplace is unsafe, do I have the right to stay home?Companies who cited the pandemic as the reason for temporarily laying off employees or reducing their hours or wages will have that excuse tested when they reopen. Those employees will have to be provided with work or sent back home with a severance package.For recalled employees who sat idly by and said nothing in response to being temporarily laid off, they may be in for a rude awakening when, months and years later, long after the pandemic has come and gone, the company reserves the right to temporarily lay them off at their whim and fancy, citing their acceptance of the earlier layoff as a permanent change to the terms of their employment.For those fortunate enough to be recalled to work, what kind of job can they expect? Most companies have been forced to fundamentally change the way they do things.

After taking a look at the device, I could see that no components were visibly damaged. That didn’t mean some bold capacitor hadn’t failed but at least there weren’t scorch marks or busted pieces lying around inside. To me, it seemed that some solder joint had gone bad and intermittent contact was being made by some critical component.

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