Employee Diversity Initiatives – Discrimination or Equal Opportunity?

While nearly everyone agrees that prohibiting discrimination and promoting equal opportunity are worthy goals, there is substantial disagreement about how to best achieve such aspirations. Indeed, even seasoned judges do not agree about how to lawfully achieve these goals consistent with the anti-discrimination prohibitions under Title VII and similar laws.

Naked Executives and Truth Tellers

Naked Executives "The Emperor's New Clothes" is a short tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent – while in reality, they make no clothes at all, … Continue reading Naked Executives and Truth Tellers

Do Nonprofits Really Care About Diversity?

A friend sent me a link to The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace, a study produced by Commongood Careers and Level Playing Field Institute. I didn’t read it right away because honestly, most reports about diversity in the nonprofit sector pretty much say the same damn thing and are a total … Continue reading Do Nonprofits Really Care About Diversity?

QUESTION: At my company, we’re about to hire a key member of our leadership team. We have a number of very qualified candidates that we plan to interview. Can you give us some advice on how we should make our choice?

ANSWER: It's great that you have so many qualified candidates for an important job in your company. But you may want to be careful about how you go about comparing the candidates you bring in for interviews. Most of us make a pretty understandable mistake when it comes to hiring people. We write up a … Continue reading QUESTION: At my company, we’re about to hire a key member of our leadership team. We have a number of very qualified candidates that we plan to interview. Can you give us some advice on how we should make our choice?

How Consumers and Workers React Emotionally to Changes in Prices and Wages

One of the most important themes cutting across the conference presentations involves the emotional reactions that people have to changes in wages and prices. In the standard economic model, prices and wages affect behavior by altering the feasible choice sets of consumers, workers, and firms. Thus, changes in prices and wages prompt cognitive reactions, as … Continue reading How Consumers and Workers React Emotionally to Changes in Prices and Wages

‘Dollar a Day’ Forced Labor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CoreCivic

Project South, Apr. 17, 2018 - "A private prison company under contract with Stewart County to house individual’s detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is forcing detained immigrants at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia to work for as little as $1 a day to clean, cook, and maintain the detention center in a … Continue reading ‘Dollar a Day’ Forced Labor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CoreCivic

Class-Action Filed Against Bank of America for Employment Discrimination Against Non-Citizens

MALDEF, May 3, 2018 - "Bank of America illegally denies employment to qualified applicants based on their immigration status even though they are authorized to work in the United States, a lawsuit filed in federal court today charged. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and the law firm Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC of Winston-Salem, … Continue reading Class-Action Filed Against Bank of America for Employment Discrimination Against Non-Citizens