Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” - Title IX, signed by President Richard Nixon, June 23, 1972 Fifty years ago, Title IX was enacted to ensure gender equity, particularly in federally funded education and sports. Since Title IX there have been significant strides for women, including recent achievements like the overall college enrollment rate for 18- to 24-year-olds being higher for women than for men since 2000. The intentions of Title IX are noble and there should be no doubt that this law has made an indelible mark on generations of women and girls. At the same time, we must also reflect on whether Title IX is fulfilling its promise of protecting women from discrimination and underrepresentation in their educational and … [Read more...] about Title IX At 50: Are Women And Girls Being Treated Equally?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Here is this week’s Careers newsletter, which brings the latest news, commentary and ideas about the workplace, leadership and the future of work straight to your inbox every Tuesday. Click here to get on the newsletter list! S alary ranges should be like the nutritional labels on food packaging, one human resources executive wrote in response to my story last week, which reported that Microsoft will be among the first major corporations to include pay information in all U.S. job postings. “Why have we not always done this?” wrote Steve Cadigan , LinkedIn’s first chief human resources officer and a future-of-work expert who wrote the book Workquake , on LinkedIn. “It’s kinda sad that we see this as a big deal.” Yet it is. In a blog post , the tech giant said Wednesday that it would disclose salary ranges in all internal and external U.S. job postings no later than January 2023. That date is … [Read more...] about Pay Ranges Are Coming To Job Postings. Why Hasn’t It Happened Before Now?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Will the overturn of Roe v. Wade have implications for gender equality in the workplace? While the Supreme Court decision is bound to penalize women’s health rights , it can also negatively affect the work culture. A slow-moving effort—men are still paid more and are more likely to hold managerial roles, yet women are better educated—closing the gender gap remains an elusive goal. Notwithstanding recent gains, generalization after generalization continue to define women’s abilities, duties and aspirations, each a verdict on what a woman can and should do. It is this web of deeply held beliefs that the 50-year-old-precedent reversal will buttress, giving bias sharper contours and inequality another “go.” Turning The Clock Back On Bias In concluding that the Constitution does not grant women control over their bodies, Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion refuels the narrative of the ineffective female decision-maker. … [Read more...] about A Threat To Workplace Equality, The Reversal Of Roe V. Wade Calls Organizations To Action
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin President Joe Biden issued Executive Order 14074 order meant to " ... reform our broader criminal justice system so that it protects and serves all people equally ." In the order he also stated that the Attorney General continue to identify individuals who meet the eligibility requirements under the CARES Act, the First Step Act “ ... for release as part of the DOJ’s efforts to mitigate the impact and spread of COVID-19 ... ” However, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is falling short of following through on the CARES Act and implementing the First Step Act, leaving many people in prison. There is more discussion these days as to when the emergency conditions that were declared as part of the CARES Act will expire. One can bet that it will not be before the mid-term elections in November and could likely extend through another COVID-19/flu season of 2023. The CARES Act, as it related to federal inmates, authorized the … [Read more...] about Department Of Justice Proposes Final Rule To End CARES Act For Home Confinement For Federal Prisoners
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Today, Rep. Troy A. Carter, Sr., a Democrat from Louisiana, and Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, a Republican from Pennsylvania, introduced a new bill called The Capital Lending and Investment for Marijuana Businesses (CLIMB) Act. If passed and signed into law, The CLIMB Act could give a significant boost to a cannabis industry that is currently struggling with growing pains, a lack of access to capital, difficulty in obtaining banking and other standard business services, high taxes, and a consumer base feeling the sting of inflation and the potential for a looming recession. While The CLIMB Act will not resolve all the issues facing the cannabis industry, if passed, along with other pending legislation like the currently pending SAFE Banking Act ( which addresses banking services to the cannabis industry ), it could prove a welcome gust of wind into the sails of legal cannabis businesses. The CLIMB Act was expressly … [Read more...] about The CLIMB Act Seeks To Boost Cannabis Industry Financing And Capital Access
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Companies ranging from Xerox XRX Corp. to Walmart WMT to Delta Airlines are pledging to become net-zero — to offset their carbon emissions using energy efficiency, renewable energy, or carbon credits. But the market for carbon credits is varied, and not all credits are alike. What’s a company to do? If the Paris climate agreement has adopted the credits, they are safe for businesses to buy. That implies that they have been scrutinized and verified. Critically, it ensures that the money will be distributed to the rainforest nations preserving trees. Companies want to avoid purchasing proprietary credits that do not fully disclose how they dole out the money. Voluntary markets, generally, lack that oversight, tarnishing their image. Rainforest nations may end up getting pennies on the dollar. “If they are voluntary, nothing has been agreed to by the governments in need of the money,” says Federica Bietta, managing … [Read more...] about Not All Carbon Credits Are Created Equal. Here’s What Companies Must Know
A number of tech and media companies are responding to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by offering to pay the travel expenses of employees who will now have to travel to access reproductive health services in other states. advertisement advertisement At least 13 states are expected to begin enforcing “trigger laws” —abortion-banning laws passed in anticipation of a SCOTUS reversal of Roe— in as few as 30 days. Following the Court’s decision, Silicon Valley firms, including Meta, Uber, and Duolingo, announced or reaffirmed policies supporting employees seeking abortion services. “This ruling puts women’s health in jeopardy, denies them their human rights, and threatens to dismantle the progress we’ve made toward gender equality in the workplace since Roe, ” said Yelp cofounder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman in a statement sent to Fast Company on Friday . “Business leaders must step up to support the health and safety of … [Read more...] about These tech companies are pledging to pay for abortion travel
Walt Disney Co., Netflix, Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures are among the Hollywood companies that are stepping in to help employees who will need to travel for abortion care in the wake of the US Supreme Court overturning the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision last Friday. The entertainment companies - and the SAG-AFTRA union, which represents performers and broadcasters - vowed that they would reimburse travel to other states for employees in areas where abortion and other pregnancy care is limited by the decision. Walt Disney told employees Friday it recognised the impact of the ruling. "We remain committed to providing comprehensive access to quality and affordable care for all of our employees, cast members and their families, including family planning and reproductive care, no matter where they live," the company told its employees in an internal memo. Disney employees will receive a travel benefit to cover family planning "including pregnancy-related decisions," it said. … [Read more...] about Hollywood companies vow to pay travel costs for abortions
Rep. Bobby Rush, an Illinois Democratic congressman, has paid his wife and son roughly $56,000 from his campaign committee since 2019, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. His son Jeffrey has notably raked in close to $45,000 for mostly “field services” and “field operations services,” filings show, while his wife Paulette has been paid roughly $11,000 for “accounting services.” “I wouldn’t say it’s a common practice, but it does happen,” Kendra Arnold, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “It’s illegal to pay a family member anything above fair market value for their services. The practice is frowned upon because it is really difficult to determine if it is fair market value.” Democratic Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush, who has a documented history of funneling campaign dollars to family members, has paid roughly $56,000 from his principal campaign committee to his wife and ex-convict … [Read more...] about Democrat Congressman Used Campaign Funds To Pay His Wife And Ex-Con Son Thousands, Records Reveal
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As the 16 finalists enter the final week of preparation ahead of the much-anticipated UEFA Women’s Euro tournament, to be held in England in July, several have announced bonus structures for their squads, and it is eight-time champion Germany that is offering the most prize money to its players. If they win a record-breaking ninth title at Wembley Stadium on July 31, each member of the 23-player squad will earn themselves €60,000 ($63,327). This income will come out of the prize money awarded by the European governing body, UEFA, to the winning federation. The German FA last month agreed to pay out the majority of its revenue to the female players who earn it on the field. This policy contrasts markedly with the French federation, which has agreed to offer only 30% of its revenue in bonuses to its 23 players and staff, who are among the group of favorites to win the title. This would mean the maximum the French players … [Read more...] about German Team Is Offering $63,000 A Player To Win UEFA Women’s Euro