One CNA told me she regularly has to choose between making sure a resident gets fed, another gets cleaned up, and getting to a serious “fall risk” who’s wandered into the hallway. So she goes to help the fall risk, who is trying to get to the bathroom by herself because she couldn’t wait. She mashes food together into one paste so she can speed-feed the resident who hasn’t eaten, and she puts a chuck pad under the resident who needs a bath so he doesn’t leak onto the furniture. Then she goes home crying, riddled with guilt. Another worker returned from a weekend off to find there had been two broken hips and a broken neck in their facility. … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.
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But this wouldn’t be a permanent change: If signed, the law would sunset 180 days after the official COVID-19 state of emergency is over. Assemblyman Robert Rivas, D-Hollister (San Benito County), who introduced the bill, said he had to scale back the cost of the measure by applying it only to the pandemic to get it passed. … [Read more...] about In legislative shuffle, California prioritizes safety gear and sick leave during crisis
Facts: Sturgeon Electric Company provides commercial and industrial electrical construction services, telecommunication services, traffic signals, and high voltage distribution, service and maintenance. Company founder, Dwight “D.D.” Sturgeon, put up the first outdoor Christmas light display to cheer up his sick son. … [Read more...] about Top Workplaces 2020: The best large companies to work for in Colorado
"FPUC [Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation] is not payable for any week of unemployment ending after July 31, 2020. Accordingly, in states where the week of unemployment ends on a Saturday, the last week that FPUC may be paid is the week ending July 25, 2020," reads the Labor Department directive drafted back in early April. … [Read more...] about Extra $600 Unemployment Benefits to End 1 Week Early, Labor Department Says