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
Once upon a time, Slack was a sort of Switzerland of workplace productivity—a central collaborative hub that offered an array of integrations with other business tools rather than competing with them or treating one third-party offering differently than another. But the company entered a new era in December 2020, when it agreed to sell itself to software-as-a-service giant Salesforce for $27.7 billion. And today, at Salesforce’s TrailblazerDX ’22 conference, Slack and Salesforce are announcing Salesforce Platform for Slack, a joint project that is most definitely a result of their unified ownership. advertisement advertisement The new platform allows Salesforce developers—there are more than 11 million of them—to create functionality that shuttles data from Salesforce’s Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, and Marketing Cloud services into Slack. Along with leveraging a Salesforce automation system called Flow, the platform supports the company’s Apex … [Read more...] about Slack is definitely part of Salesforce now, and here’s proof
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin After the last two years of pandemic, economic collapse, and the she-cession, it’s time to return to a topic near and dear to this columns’ heart: entrepreneurship. There is nothing that warms said heart quite as much as the idea of a bunch of ambitious young women out there forging their own paths and transforming the world. There’s excitement, heightened by the sense—even back in the 1990s, when I founded my company—of helping to break new ground. And in the decades since, it’s been a distinct pleasure to watch women like Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg, Jane Fraser, and Safra Catz rise up alongside a whole generation of female business leaders. But unfortunately, there’s no way to talk about the entrepreneurial spirit in 2022 without also talking about the pandemic and its consequences. Chief among those consequences, for our purposes, is the she-cession—but not the narrow, technical definition of the word—the slower job … [Read more...] about Why Female CEOs Gave Themselves Pay Cuts While Male CEOs Took Raises
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