Companies Rethinking NDAs with Discrimination Settlements

Rethinking NDAs

When companies lay off employees and offer them severance packages, it’s not uncommon to have them sign a non-disclosure agreement, which effectively prevents them from saying anything disparaging about the company after they leave. If the employees don’t agree, they don’t get the money. Similar tactics are often used in racial discrimination settlements. But that’s…

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How to Leverage Your Workforce Data to Meet DEI Goals

Meet DEI Goals

Data is key to uncovering and resolving workplace issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and a Harvard Business Review article dives into how organizations can leverage their data to increase equality in the workplace. The article is based on a white paper officially titled Goals and Targets for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and identifies…

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Biden’s Order Signals Shift Towards Fighting Discrimination

Biden Executive Order

3 minute read A new Executive Order from President Biden portends a seismic shift in White House policy on preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. “It is the policy of my Administration to prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation,” the President…

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Doing Business in Maryland Requires Equal Pay for Equal Work

Maryland Equal Pay

3 minute read  2020 was a significant year for the great state of Maryland in its efforts to tackle pay inequities within its borders. In January 2020, the Maryland state legislature voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of “ban the box” legislation. As discussed by the law firm Morgan Lewis, Maryland’s ban the box…

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