Surprising Reveal About Social Security Payments to those with Disabilities

A report released on September 13 by congressional investigators held surprising news.  Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be unable to work. According to the Government Continue reading Surprising Reveal About Social Security Payments to those with Disabilities

New OFCCP Ruling Hopes to Move Dial on Disabled Unemployment

Will the new Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) ruling help disabled people or just end up hurting federal contractors?  The Department of Labor’s recent proposed ruling has been approved and is set to become effective on February 25, Continue reading New OFCCP Ruling Hopes to Move Dial on Disabled Unemployment

Woman’s Disability Serves As Inspirational Reminder

An inspirational story from a “newly” disabled person serves as a valuable reminder:  disabled does not mean less of a person.  Blogger and life coach Yvonne Garris, recounts the story of her newly acquired disability, which she equated to the Continue reading Woman’s Disability Serves As Inspirational Reminder

Latest OFCCP Changes Brings Hopeful News for People With Disabilities

Recently confirmed Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez, is ushering in a new era for people with disabilities. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) branch, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued final rulings amending current affirmative actions requirements Continue reading Latest OFCCP Changes Brings Hopeful News for People With Disabilities

Traditional Interview Beliefs May Unintentionally Exclude Candidates With Disabilities

Let’s shake up the hard, steadfast interview rules that HR professionals and job-seekers buy into and create a more inclusive interview environment so that all qualified candidates can be equally evaluated. Commonplace job interview advice includes the typical rules such Continue reading Traditional Interview Beliefs May Unintentionally Exclude Candidates With Disabilities

Who Remains Relevant in Today’s Work Force?

In this day and age of extreme automation, computers are rapidly replacing the many work force tasks that once were performed by humans.  Do you think the pilot is really flying that plane you took on your vacation?  Does a Continue reading Who Remains Relevant in Today’s Work Force?

How Fair is the Fair Labor Act? Corporations and Nonprofits Take Advantage of Legal Loophole

One of the nations best-known charities is paying disabled workers as little as 22 cents an hour and its perfectly legal.  This is because of a 75-year-old legal loophole according to a recent NBC news report. Nonprofit groups have taken Continue reading How Fair is the Fair Labor Act? Corporations and Nonprofits Take Advantage of Legal Loophole