As more and more employers take steps to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace, there’s an increasing demand to know if those measures are successful. In this podcast, Alyesha Dotson, Littler Shareholder, discusses ways in which employers can track progress in their DE&I efforts without tripping over
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Littler Principal Cindy-Ann Thomas and her special guest, author and Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Adia Harvey Wingfield, explore:
President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s flurry of executive actions upon his inauguration into office signals diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) as a significant area of focus for the administration. As of January 26, 2021, President Biden has signed a total of more than 40 executive orders and actions aimed at
With 2020 firmly behind us, let’s cast our minds forward into what our Diversity Equity & Inclusion journey might look like in 2021. If you are an employer thinking about what you can do to take your DE&I goals to the next level in 2021, you are not alone.
Littler Principal Cindy-Ann Thomas, Littler’s new Chief Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Officer Paul E. Bateman, and incoming Chief Equity Officer for the City of Baltimore Dana P. Moore provide an enlightening – and inspiring! – look at this new seat in the C-Suite.
In this podcast, Cindy-Ann and her
President Biden signed a flurry of executive orders on January 20, 2021, his first day in office, a number of which rescinded or revised the prior administration’s executive orders and policies with regard to equity in the workplace.
With a large portion of the manufacturing workforce reaching age 55 and older, and with the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic brought in 2020, the industry has been confronted with a shortage of interested and skilled applicants.
On October 27, we sent a client alert regarding the September 22 Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, which prohibited certain diversity training programs for federal employees and contractors. On December 22, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking the government from enforcing the Order.
A federal district court has entered a nationwide preliminary injunction stopping the administration from enforcing Executive Order (EO) 13950 – Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. Santa Cruz Lesbian and Gay Cmty. Ctr., et al. v. Trump, No. 5:20-cv-07741-BLF (N.D. Cal. Dec. 23, 2020).
On December 22, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction banning the enforcement of Executive Order 13950, which seeks to prohibit purported “stereotyping” and “scapegoating” based on race and sex in workplace trainings provided by federal government contractors, or by
In this podcast, we tackle three intriguing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion questions. 2020 has been a tumultuous year where DE&I programming has grown by leaps and bounds in corporate cultures around the world. We discuss the hiccups that might have tripped up your past DE&I efforts, and explore avenues
On December 1, 2020, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC filed a proposal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to establish a new rule that would require diversity on corporate boards of directors and transparency regarding the composition of boards.
Littler’s Dionysia Johnson-Massie and Detrachia “Tray” André join Alyesha Asghar Dotson to discuss the rising popularity of facilitated workplace discussions about race (also known as “Courageous Conversations”) as an invaluable diversity, equity, and inclusion tool.
Many major corporations have issued public statements of commitment to aggressively increase representation of African Americans in the workforce, particularly at the leadership and management levels. In response, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which is responsible for regulating and enforcing federal contractors’ non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations, has notified several of those companies of its concern that their commitments portend use of race-based selection processes.