DOJ PSA: Sexual Harassment in Housing Is Illegal

Sexual harassment in housing is a violation of civil rights. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have joined forces launching a public awareness campaign focused on victim outreach and awareness concerning the existence of sexual harassment in housing. The collaboration between HUD and the DOJ […]

Ella Josephine Baker, a dynamic civil rights leader & activist

Today we want to recognize Ella Josephine Baker, a dynamic civil rights leader & activist. Ella was an African American, civil rights and human rights activist. She was an unsung hero of sorts because she was largely a behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned more than five decades. Ella was born in 1903 in Northfolk, VA.  […]

Alorica Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit FOR $3.5 Million

Sexual Harassment

Male and Female Employees were Subjected to Harassment, Says Federal Agency. According to today’s EEOC Press Release, A consent decree was approved by the U.S. District Court between the EEOC and Alorica Inc.  The decree is an early settlement and calls for a 3.5-million-dollar payout and remedial measures to resolve the sexual harassment lawsuit. Alorica […]

UPS Freight’s Policy of Paying Disabled Drivers Less Violates Federal Law, Court Rules

Disability Rights Are Civil Rights

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a bulletin announcing that the court granted a judgment and injunction in favor of the EEOC in the Americans with Disability Act. A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for District of Kansas ruled on July 27, 2018, that UPS violated federal law by having a […]

DOL WANTO Grant Expands Opportunities for Women

Female Worker standing in framed building holding floor plans

The U.S. Department of Labor announces The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant. The grant provides funding to recruit, train, and retain women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. The goal is to encourage women to pursue male-dominated careers like manufacturing, infrastructure, and construction. WANTO is designed to help women enter apprenticeship programs and […]

Work-Life Integration

I hear a lot of people talking about work-life balance.  Work-life balance suggests that work is that thing we have to do in order to pay for the things we really want to do — “life.”  The very notion of work-life balance suggests that there must be a tradeoff.  The tradeoff pits work and life […]

Understanding Group Dynamics

A group is the conjoining of two or more people to complete a task. It is inevitable, at some point in your life, you will work in and be part of a group or team. Understanding group dynamics can help a group to successfully achieve desired outcomes. Group dynamics are the processes involved when people […]

Mindfulness helps change bad habits, reduce stress and change your brain

Setting on bed meditating

Did you know that mindfulness (the act of staying present) can help you change bad habits? Mindfulness is the ability to stay present, focusing your attention on what you are doing now and what is going on around you. Mindfulness is not worrying about the future (what is going to happen), and it is not […]

COWABUNGA Surfers! – Salary Surfer Website Revamped

COWABUNGA Surfers!  The popular Salary Surfer Website has been revamped and relaunched.  The California Community Colleges relaunched the salary surfer website to help students, would be students, and their families make informed choices about higher education and careers.  This new and improved website has updated data and also includes more than 100 career highlight videos […]