Jefferies cancels parties, travel, sends employees back home due to COVID-19

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By Aaron Saldanha and Matt Scuffham (Reuters) – Jefferies Financial Group on Wednesday cancelled all client parties and most travel plans globally, asking employees to work from home where possible due to a spate of COVID-19 cases. The company has seen more than 40 cases since the start of December, Chief Executive Richard Handler said in a memo seen by Reuters, adding that the firm was re-imposing a mask mandate in all its offices, regardless of vaccination status. The memo requested employees to work from home where possible and announced the cancellation of all travel except the most essent…

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