Andrea Hsu

Andrea Hsu appears in the following:

It's Personal: Zoom'd Out Workplace Ready For Face-To-Face Conversations To Return

Monday, June 14, 2021

Before the pandemic, the Janelia Research Campus was a hive of collaboration. Now, as researchers return to their offices and labs, they're eager to restore the connections lost this past year.


Federal COVID Workplace Safety Rules Are Here. But Only For Health Care Workers

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Biden administration has issued an emergency rule that requires health care employers to take steps to protect their workers from COVID-19.


Working In Sweatpants May Be Over As Companies Contemplate The Great Office Return

Monday, June 07, 2021

Many offices that have been closed since March 2020 are beginning to bring workers back, but not all companies think they need a return to the old ways.


Hiring Picked Up Last Month, But The Economy Still Needs More Workers

Friday, June 04, 2021

U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs last month, as the unemployment rate fell to 5.8% from 6.1% in April. Employers say they could use even more workers as demand surges and pandemic fears recede.


Millions Of Women Haven't Rejoined The Workforce — And May Not Anytime Soon

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Millions of women who lost their jobs in the pandemic have yet to return to work, even though the economy has improved. What's keeping them back is a mix of factors that may not be resolved quickly.


OSHA Was Expected To Issue Emergency Rules Around COVID-19 Safety. It Still Hasn't.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Four months after President Biden signed an executive action aimed at protecting workers from COVID-19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has yet to issue workplace safety rules.


As Mask Mandates Disappear, Business Owners Make And Enforce Their Own Rules

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The CDC's new guidance that it's safe for fully vaccinated people to go without masks, even indoors, has led to a confusing situation for businesses, which now have to decide what to do on their own.


Business Owners Have Decisions To Make After New CDC Mask Guidance

Monday, May 17, 2021

Business owners were caught by surprise when the CDC issued new guidance saying vaccinated people did not need to wear masks indoors. Now they're rethinking their own mask policies.


Hours Before Nursing Home Workers Strike, Governor Says Basic Agreement Has Been Met

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Nearly 3,000 nursing home workers in Connecticut threatened to strike, demanding better pay, benefits and staffing. Hours before they were to walk off the job, the governor announced they had a deal.


Longtime AFL-CIO Official Takes Up Key Labor Post In Biden Administration

Monday, May 10, 2021

Former AFL-CIO trade official Thea Lee was appointed by President Biden to lead the section of the Labor Department that oversees labor rights and investigates forced labor and child labor overseas.


'Radio Diaries' Creator Looks Back On 25 Years Of The Project

Friday, April 30, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Radio Diaries creator Joe Richman about some of the people he's introduced us to over the past 25 years and how documenting one's life has changed over time.


John Kerry Discusses Biden's Pledge To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Friday, April 23, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with John Kerry, President Biden's climate envoy, about this week's virtual climate summit and how the U.S. will meet its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions.


Women Are Leading Biden's Economic Recovery Plan For The Country And Other Women

Friday, April 09, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with three women who are shaping U.S. economic policy about how the Biden administration plans to tackle economic losses suffered by women in the pandemic.


In Response To Anti-Asian Hate Incidents, Groups Step Up Trainings For Bystanders

Saturday, April 03, 2021

A surge in anti-Asian harassment over the past year has shed light on the role of the bystander. Two groups have teamed up to offer training on tactics you can deploy if you witness an incident.


Senate Says No To $15 Minimum Wage For Now, But Democrats Vow To Push On

Friday, February 05, 2021

Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 remains a priority of President Biden and Democrats after the Senate approved an amendment prohibiting a wage increase during the pandemic.


A COVID-19 Vaccine For Children May Still Be Many Months Away

Friday, November 27, 2020

The first COVID-19 vaccines to hit the market will not be approved for use in children. Researchers must figure out if the vaccines are safe and effective in kids.


As COVID-19 Vaccine Nears, Employers Consider Making It Mandatory

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

With promising news out of COVID-19 vaccine trials, the question now is how many people will get the vaccine? And can or will employers require their workers to get vaccinated?


Use It Or Lose It: Parents Set Wages Aside For Child Care. Now It's At Risk

Thursday, November 19, 2020

For many families, 2020 ended up being a year with fewer child-care expenses. Now parents with unspent funds in their dependent-care flexible spending accounts are trying to figure out what to do.


Some Working Parents Could Lose Money Set Aside For Child Care Expenses

Thursday, November 19, 2020

For many families, 2020 ended up being a year with fewer child care expenses. Now parents with unspent funds in their dependent care flexible spending accounts are trying to figure out what to do.


Florida Just Passed A $15 Minimum Wage. Is The Time Right For A Big Nationwide Hike?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Florida became the eighth state and the first in the South to adopt a $15 minimum wage. Replicating this in other states and on the federal level remains a challenge.