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?
In his majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , Justice Samuel Alito goes to great lengths to avoid discussing the far-reaching economic and health ramifications of overturning Roe v. Wade and eliminating access to abortion. He sidesteps compelling research showing that losing autonomy over starting and growing a family derails women’s life trajectory, economic stability, and overall health and well-being. Instead, he asserts that these are issues better debated in the legislative arena, and that states’ so-called interests in protecting life take precedence over any other interests that women, or others who give birth, may have. advertisement advertisement Justice Alito’s lack of knowledge—or more likely, lack of concern—about the damage that will be inflicted by Roe’s reversal does not change its real-world effects. He tries to isolate abortion as one discreet type of care that can be neatly … [Read more...] about POV: The overturning of ‘Roe’ ignores economic realities for pregnant people
If you run a small business or work in an enterprise setting, you know the routine for sharing files. Depending on your organization, you use Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, iCloud, or seemingly millions of other competitors. The need to share information and collaborate on projects means that cloud storage platforms are everywhere… and it has spurred its own sub-industries. One of these is the demand for security services for cloud file sharing. advertisement advertisement Let’s say it: Security at Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive is excellent, surely, but it isn’t perfect. It’s commonplace (and smart) for organizations to share sensitive documents via VPN or thumb drives when corporate competitors and other snoops lurk. But many employees don’t always follow company policy or even the law; as I discovered at Fast Company last year, many doctors use Dropbox to store patient health information even though the federal government prohibits it. Other times, … [Read more...] about How Dropbox Spawned A Cottage Security Industry
Editor’s note: What follows is an excerpt from Michael Pack and Mark Paoletta’s book “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words.” It can be purchased here . Michael Pack: The big driver for the Democrats opposing you was Roe v. Wade. They asked lots about that, and in many ways. Clarence Thomas: I think it was central to a lot. It was certainly the key to the opposition from many of the women’s groups. I just thought it was ironic that in my whole life, through all the years of preparation, and coming through Georgia, and all the challenges, that of all the things that they’ve reduced it to was something that wasn’t even an issue in your life. Wasn’t a matter you’ve thought about, but because that issue is so important to them, they will wash over your entire life. They will vandalize the little life that you’ve cobbled together because their stuff is so important. What I realized, and should have realized more fully, is that you really didn’t matter and your life didn’t … [Read more...] about Justice Clarence Thomas Says There’s One Thing A New SCOTUS Nominee Should Never Do
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Is too much inflation crushing your summer vacation plans? President Joe Biden has a holiday for you — at the gas pump. Biden is set to request from Congress a three-month, emergency relaxation of the federal tax on gasoline. By removing that tax of 18.4 cents per gallon, and right before the July 4th peak of driving season, Biden hopes to be credited for saving you three or four bucks every time you fill up. It’s not a huge savings. The federal gas tax hasn’t changed since 1993 and is not indexed for inflation. Still, according to the Congressional Budget Office, it brings in $45 billion a year, which covers nearly all the $47 billion last year in federal highway spending. As Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on CNN, “Part of the challenge with the gas tax, of course, is that it funds the roads.” Ultimately, Congress will have to find another pocket to dig in to replace the $10 billion or so in highway funding. The … [Read more...] about Why Biden’s Federal Gas Tax Holiday Would Be Bad For America
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin By Nellie Akalp It’s common for entrepreneurs, especially those who own very small companies, to hire family members. After all, you are already familiar with these "employee candidates" as people and you know their capabilities. However, before bringing your spouse or your children into the business, there are tax considerations to be aware of. Let’s take a look at some of them. Hiring your spouse The IRS states a spouse is considered an employee when one spouse “substantially” controls the business (e.g., in charge of management decisions, entering contracts, etc.) and the second spouse follows directions from the first spouse. Typically under those circumstances, the employed spouse receives company wages subject to payroll taxes (income tax withholding and Social Security and Medicare taxes). In that respect, they are treated like any other employee, except that the business does not have to pay FUTA … [Read more...] about Here’s Everything Your Small Business Should Know Before Hiring Family Members
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Rarely in modern times have business leaders been subjected to such pressure for transparency and social engagement as now. This is partly because the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic aftermath has been followed by a growing economic divide between shareholders and stakeholders. This includes company employees, as evidenced by a recent report by The Brookings Institute on 22 iconic corporations. This concludes: “ Despite commitments by the majority of these companies to voluntarily embrace stakeholder capitalism, the pandemic test reveals that the system changed little .” Indeed, since those commitments, company shareholders grew $1.5 trillion richer, while workers enjoyed under 2% of that benefit. And yet, we believe many executives are paying more attention to long-term objectives such as purposefulness and the ability to engage as social actors. Many large companies have created competent foundations which finance … [Read more...] about Six Practical Developments To Help Business Leaders Create Both Social AND Economic Value
At 1:05 a.m. on a crisp February morning in Boulder, 52-year-old Sheila Luna laid her head back on the hospital bed in her moonlit living room, closed her eyes and took her last breath. Her death did not come without warning. Ever since the day 14 months earlier when doctors diagnosed her with late-stage colon cancer, Sheila and her husband Charles had been planning for what would happen next. A quiet and pragmatic scientist who shifted to medical herbalism late in her career, Sheila had always felt at peace forging through the wilderness with a backpack or sitting cross-legged on a rock by a stream. In death, the last thing she wanted was to pollute the ground with chemically treated casket wood or foul the air with toxic cremation emissions. Charles, a quick-witted marketing exec, had loved her desperately from the moment they met in college 27 years earlier, through their adventures across 19 countries and the raising of their two daughters. To him, the thought of handing her … [Read more...] about With water cremation, body composting and open-air pyres, Coloradans are pioneering a new kind of death care