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Payroll Tax Delay May Mean Problems For Workers, Employers And Social Security : NPR

[ad_1] Employers are supposed to stop withholding the payroll tax on Sept. 1. But companies need guidance from the IRS on exactly who is eligible to have their taxes suspended and how to keep track so those taxes can eventually be repaid. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP Employers are supposed to stop … Read more

The National Virtual Medical Orchestra Brings Health Care Workers Together : NPR

[ad_1] “I got a lot of emails after we posted our first video,” says violinist Dr. Erica Hardy. She says the orchestra’s virtual performances are a way to give back to the community. Screenshot by NPR hide caption toggle caption Screenshot by NPR “I got a lot of emails after we posted our first video,” … Read more

Farm Workers Harvest Crops With Few Protections From The Coronavirus : Shots

[ad_1] With the coronavirus spreading, farms try to keep workers like these in Greenfield, Calif. safe through physical distancing and other measures but advocates for laborers say protections are often not adequate. Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brent Stirton/Getty Images With the coronavirus spreading, farms try to keep workers like these in Greenfield, … Read more

Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay : NPR

[ad_1] Kareen Troy Troitino, a guard at the Federal Correctional Institution, stands outside the Miami facility in April. The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Images Kareen Troy Troitino, a guard at the Federal Correctional Institution, stands outside the Miami facility in April. … Read more

Online Memorial Honors Filipino Health Care Workers Who Have Died Of COVID-19 : NPR

[ad_1] NPR’s Leila Fadel speaks with Jollene Levid about her efforts to gather data and memorialize Filipino heath care workers around the world. LEILA FADEL, HOST: Jollene Levid has lost friends and family to COVID-19. She and other volunteers have been keeping track of Filipino health care workers who’ve died from the disease worldwide. Their … Read more

White Collar Workers Put On Assembly Line As COVID-19 Shrinks Worker Population : NPR

[ad_1] Due to COVID-19 worker shortages, the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio needs some of its white collar office workers, like those in accounting, to work on the assembly line with little training. LEILA FADEL, HOST: Imagine being an accountant for an automaker crunching numbers from the comfort of your home. And then, suddenly, you’re … Read more

From Healthcare Workers To The Rest Of Us — How Can We Better Cope? : NPR

[ad_1] About The Episode Healthcare jobs are already stressful. Add a pandemic… and ongoing police brutality? And it’s a lot. We hear from physicians of color and TED Fellow Laurel Braitman about taking care of ourselves. About Laurel Braitman Senior TED fellow Laurel Braitman is a writer, grief counselor, and anthropologist. She is a professor … Read more

Florida Health Workers Say They’re Feeling The Strain Due To Coronavirus Outbreak : NPR

[ad_1] The surge in Florida’s coronavirus cases is straining the health care system that’s trying to save as many people as possible and protect doctors and nurses from getting sick. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Florida continues to set daily records for new cases of the coronavirus. And while most hospitals in the state still have room … Read more