Revving up DEI in The Automotive Industry: What Leaders are Doing

Automotive Industry, DEI

The last several years have seen increasing efforts toward driving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) change in the workplace.  No matter the industry, organizations have made it a priority, and for good reason. Employers that weave DEI initiatives into their overall mission and goals experience a host of benefits, including increased productivity, employee retention, stronger…

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Workforce Investment Disclosure Act to Require Annual DEI Reporting

Workforce Investment Disclosure Act

Prompted by the workplace inequities exacerbated by COVID-19, congress unveiled the Workforce Investment Disclosure Act of 2021, with the intention of renewing organizations’ focus on employee equity. From layoffs to workplace safety and paid leave, COVID-19 exposed distinct workforce management practices that impact employees. With race and gender-based workplace discrimination at the forefront, negative health…

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New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Expands Protections Against Ageism

age discrimination

The state of New Jersey recently updated its Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to include protections against age discrimination. NJLAD “prohibits discrimination and harassment based on actual or perceived race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and other protected characteristics,” now including age. The revised law prohibits employers from using age…

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A Glimpse Inside Tesla’s $137 Million Discrimination Lawsuit

Tesla Discrimination Lawsuit

Earlier this month, Tesla lost a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee to the tune of $137 million. The case includes a hostile work environment and racial harassment lawsuit brought under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, according to an article in The Washington Post. “Tesla’s progressive image was a facade papering over its…

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What Employers Can Learn from Denny’s DEI Journey

Denny’s DEI

Denny’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey has been decades in the making. While the restaurant chain champions DEI efforts in the corporate world today, that wasn’t always the case. A 1994 discrimination lawsuit prompted Denny’s to take stock of its practices, leading it to make fundamental changes that continue to evolve with time. We…

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McDonald’s Paves the Way With DEI Data Transparency

DEI Data Transparency

McDonald’s is laying the groundwork for universal pay equity measures nationwide with new commitments to disclose diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) data. This move is a breakthrough for pay equity advocacy and signifies a significant cultural leap toward workforce transparency. Below we’ve outlined McDonald’s commitments, how the company could further advance its DEI efforts, and…

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Rhode Island’s New Pay Equity Law at a Glance

Pay Equity

Rhode Island is joining the wave of pay equity legislation growing across the country with the passage of its Senate Bill S0270. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the law aims to ensure fairness in compensation for all employees and offers recourse for workers who have experienced wage discrimination from their employers. Below we have outlined what…

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