July 10, 2022
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Welcome back to our Workplace newsletter. Today: As employees demand remote work, flee coastal cities and adopt the digital nomad lifestyle, taxes become a lot more complicated than those #vanlife hammock selfies make it look. Protocol talked to experts to find out what employers and employees need to know. Plus, entry-level jobs are the missing piece to solving the cybersecurity talent shortage.
Roughly 55 million Americans can currently work remotely on a full-time basis, according to a new McKinsey study. That means happier pets, overwatered houseplants and some pretty complicated tax implications for both employees and employers.
One way to solve this problem is by offering remote workers contract jobs. But the tech job market is still tight, especially for companies desperate for engineers, and talented workers expect full-time remote work, with benefits. Plus, contract work invites all kinds of additional tax issues for both companies and workers.
Tax time is still a good nine months away, but The Great Resignation combined with industry layoffs means a lot of folks are considering their next job right now. And according to tax experts, that is exactly the time to think about how and where you’ll pay taxes.
The dust is settling on the pandemic workplace chaos, so both companies and workers need to know and follow the law unless they want to commit tax fraud.
The COVID loopholes are closing.
How long can you stay in one place without paying taxes?
What are the biggest risks?
“We’ve all seen the rise of “digital nomads” — and who wouldn’t want to work on or near a sunny beach for a year? However, there might be hidden issues with respect to taxes, social security and data security.”
Nicholas McLaren was starting to doubt he had a future in cybersecurity.
After receiving his bachelor's degree in information security from Georgia State University in the fall of 2019, McLaren was eager to land his first job. He had a passion for cybersecurity, and also wanted to show the opportunities that were available in the field to younger members of the Black community.
But accessing the opportunities himself was proving to be a challenge. And it didn't make sense. McLaren had heard so much about the cybersecurity talent shortage, and also about the need to increase the diversity and representation in the industry. But after applying to one cybersecurity job after another and getting no offers, "I kind of felt like I'd gotten played," he said.
Thinking outside your wall: How the path to net zero requires a new approach to collaboration and knowledge sharing: The emissions that make up a full greenhouse gas footprint can emanate from outside the four walls of your own manufacturing operations, like in the case of PepsiCo, where 93% of emissions come from its value chain.
Overall tech employment is still in growth mode even as tech job postings stumbled last month, according to an analysis of Friday’s jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A pro-union research group is asking the SEC to look into Amazon's allegedly false and misleading statements about warehouse safety.
Updated: the latest tech companies announcing layoffs and hiring slowdowns.
What to watch as you recharge for another workweek.
Thinking outside your wall: How the path to net zero requires a new approach to collaboration and knowledge sharing: Asking suppliers and associated companies to overhaul the way they work is no small feat, but PepsiCo is taking a three-pronged approach centered around the principles of educating, enabling and incentivizing. The Sustainability Action Center aims to engage and equip value chain partners with tools to undergo their own sustainability journey.
A roundup of workplace news from the farthest corners of the internet.
COVID-19 outbreaks are still occurring. Here’s how one epidemiologist suggests workplaces should take precautions.
A very smart analysis of what’s going on with the economy and hiring right now. Spoiler alert: Experts say don't call it a recession yet.
Yes, you heard that right. Some bosses are offering their employees a midyear raise to aid with retention.
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