Biden Executive Order on DEI Has Serious Implications for Employers


Employers should take note of an Executive Order related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) made by President Biden on his first day in office. While the order applies only to departments and agencies of the Federal Government, it’s likely to have a far-reaching impact on private-sector employers as well. For context, Executive Order 13985…

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Why D&I Matters in the Financial Services Sector

Why D&I Matters

3 minute read Employers across the nation, and across the globe, are working to create diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs, not just due to increased regulation, but also to take advantage of greater opportunity. According to Deloitte, such D&I programs “can improve results, provide different perspectives, and [help companies] better connect with a more diverse…

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DEI & Your Investments: Biden Takes Action on Day One

DEI & Your Investments

3 minute read On day one of the new Biden-Harris Administration, among a flurry of executive orders, President Biden ordered the review of a controversial Department of Labor rule heldover from the previous administration. The “Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments” rule (the ESG rule) repudiates a current investment trend known as ESG: environment, social,…

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Doing Business in California Requires Pay Equity

California's Equal Pay Act

4 minute read  California is home to one of the United States’ most critical economic engines, from Silicon Valley to big agriculture to the Disney Parks. California would be the fifth-largest economy in the world, if it were its own country, according to Forbes. Yet many employers may not be aware that regulating this massive…

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Where Are All of the Black Directors on Company Boards?

The measures taken to promote diversity in the workplace have been commendable. Hiring practices have changed, and salary history bans have leveled the playing field for many, especially when attempting to close the race pay gap. In addition, the added efforts in making diversity and inclusion a priority have allowed companies to thrive, get more…

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