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Charting a Pathway to a Technology-Accessible Workplace

Filed in Disabilities by on December 20, 2014 0 Comments
Charting a Pathway to a Technology-Accessible Workplace

Editor’s Note: This post originally ran on the disability.gov blog. View the original here. Someone recently asked me to name the one thing I couldn’t live without at work. My answer? Technology. I couldn’t do my job – or live my life – as effectively as I do now without information and communication technology (ICT). Considering that […]

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Paid leave is Good for Business

Filed in DOL, Paid Leave by on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Paid leave is Good for Business

Over the last few decades, the composition of the workforce has changed in important ways. One major change was the increased participation of women in the labor force; between 1970 and the late 1990s, the share of women (age 25-54) who were in the workforce jumped from one-half to more than three-quarters. Though female labor […]

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A Much Needed Gift: A Fair Wage

Filed in Minimum Wage by on December 18, 2014 0 Comments

For workers at the bottom of the income ladder, facing tough choices is a daily affair. Every day they ask themselves which needs they’ll pay for, and which they will sacrifice. A worker who pays for a babysitter and bus fare in order to get to work might not be able to afford a meal […]

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A New Year, New OSHA Reporting Requirements

Filed in Safety by on December 15, 2014 0 Comments
A New Year, New OSHA Reporting Requirements

The New Year will be here before we know it! For employers under the federal jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that means more than just making resolutions, they will need to comply with new reporting requirements going into effect January 1, 2015. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities […]

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Take Two and Call Me in the Morning: 7 simple ways to prevent seasonal flu in the workplace

Filed in Safety by on December 12, 2014 0 Comments
Take Two and Call Me in the Morning: 7 simple ways to prevent seasonal flu in the workplace

Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season drag you down – or worse – give you the flu. This week, in observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds all employers and workers of the importance of maintaining a healthy, influenza-free workplace this season and throughout the […]

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Paid Family Leave: My Working Family’s Journey

Filed in DOL, Paid Leave by on December 11, 2014 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Jason Butkowski is a dad, husband and  a senior communications specialist at Rutgers University. This week, he met with Secretary Tom Perez in New Jersey to share his story on how paid leave had a big impact on his family’s life. A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on May 5, 2014 at […]

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Fast Food Myths and Wages

Filed in DOL, Minimum Wage by on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Fast Food Myths and Wages

A common myth is that jobs in fast food are held by teenagers, and that fast food establishments can only make it by paying the minimum wage. But the median age of fast food workers in the U.S. is about 28. These workers have responsibilities and financial costs like rent, transportation, school tuition and child […]

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How Accessible is Applying for a Job? Please Share Your Experience

Filed in Disabilities, Jobs by on December 11, 2014 1 Comment
How Accessible is Applying for a Job? Please Share Your Experience

Job-hunting isn’t what it used to be! Back when I started out in the workforce, looking for a job meant picking up the phone to ask about job openings, and mailing (yes, snail mailing, with a stamp) paper copies of my resume and cover letter. But times have certainly changed. Today, everything seems to be […]

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An Unprecedented Investment In Apprenticeship

An Unprecedented Investment In Apprenticeship

Jessica Cunningham started off on the path we traditionally see as the “right path” – graduating from high school and going off to college. But she quickly realized that the courses she was taking weren’t leading her in the right direction – and on top of that, it was a major strain on her finances. […]

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Leading the Way: Workplace Inclusiveness for People of All Abilities

Filed in Disabilities by on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Leading the Way: Workplace Inclusiveness for People of All Abilities

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. View the original here.  As we mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities last week, we’re at an historic crossroads when it comes to employment and inclusiveness for people of differing abilities. We believe we’ve reached the “tipping point,” on raising awareness around these critical workplace […]

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