Top 10 Countdown: Our Most Popular Blog Posts in 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, we look back at the blog posts that were most popular with you, our readers! Can you guess what the top post was about? Here’s a countdown starting with No. 10:

10. Pad Your Nest Egg: 5 Simple Tips Every Worker Should Know
Many workers worry about their finances, especially whether they’ll have enough money when they retire. Here are five simple steps you can take to save for a secure retirement, plus new resources that will help you get started. Read more

9. Know Your Rights: Breastfeeding in the Workplace
We know that breastfeeding requires supportive environments − including our workplaces. It’s important for both employers and employees to know that the Fair Labor Standards Act requires breaks for mothers to express breast milk during the workday. Read more

8. A Voice for Women Veterans
In keeping with our vision to empower all working women to achieve economic security, the department’s Women’s Bureau helps women veterans who are homeless find a path to good jobs and financial security. Read more

7. Promoting Opportunity for Veterans and Workers With Disabilities
Updated rules announced in August will help ensure that qualified workers have more meaningful opportunities to find, secure and keep good jobs. Read more

6. Big Girls Do Cry Sometimes. So What?
It’s clear that women must continue to fight against clumsy stereotypes and damaging double standards. A case in point is Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, whose Newsweek profile garnered buzz primarily because she admitted criticism had made her cry. Read more

5. Modern Families and Worker Protections
In light of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor, the Wage and Hour Division updated guidance on the definition of “spouse” under Title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act to clarify that it includes same-sex couples. Read more

4. You Can Die in a Grain Bin in Less Than 60 Seconds
It can happen to you in 60 seconds. That is how quickly a worker can be completely submerged in flowing grain. More than half of all grain engulfments result in death by suffocation, and OSHA is taking action to prevent them. Read more

3. Inside the Affordable Care Act: 5 Secrets Every Business Needs to Know
It’s no mystery that legislation can be difficult to understand. So here, in plain language, are five “secrets” about the ACA that business owners should know. Read more

2. Connecting Older Workers, Long-Term Unemployed with Jobs
Did you know that the age group most impacted by long-term unemployment is workers 55 and older? And while the ranks of the long-term unemployed have been steadily declining over the past year, there are still about 4.7 million people in this category. Read more

… and the most popular blog post is …

1. Raising the minimum wage: The right thing to do, the smart thing to do
It’s been over four years since minimum wage workers last saw a federal raise. Secretary Perez renewed the call to increase the minimum wage this summer, helping spur a national movement that has led to higher wages in a number of states and cities so far. Read more

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  1. ACJ` says:

    need work???? ME

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