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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

What’s the Need-to-Know on Employee Affinity Groups?

Employee Affinity Groups—also known as Business Resource Groups—are groups of employees with common interests, concerns, or characteristics. Join Michelle Wimes, Ogletree Deakins’ Chief Diversity and Professional Development...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

New California Employment Laws For 2019

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It’s that time of year again. Time for holiday parties, ugly sweaters, and summaries of legal developments. The #MeToo movement has resulted in a slew of new bills addressing sexual harassment in the workplace....more

White & Case LLP

Reminders for US Public Companies for the 2019 Annual Reporting and Proxy Season

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This memorandum outlines certain considerations for US public companies in preparation for the 2019 annual reporting and proxy season. Part I provides a summary of certain key trends and insights from the 2018 proxy season,...more

Jones Day

Board Diversity: Are Your Directors Ready for 2019?

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The Background: The spotlight on board diversity—particularly gender diversity—will continue to be a central theme in the 2019 proxy season. The Issue: Public company directors should anticipate that their board's...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

All Aboard! California Law Requires More Female Representation on Boards of Directors

As part of its effort to close gender-based pay gaps, California will now require companies to increase female representation on boards of directors....more

JD Supra Perspectives

Law Firm Leadership: Diversity Alone Does Not Mean Inclusion...

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Diversity means having the opportunity to sit at the table. Inclusion means getting to participate. Is your firm's D&I mission complete if you've achieved diversity but not inclusion? ...more

Mayer Brown Free Writings + Perspectives

Mandating Women on Boards

In September, California mandated women directors on corporate boards. In a new paper titled “Mandating Women on Boards: Evidence from the United States,” authors Sunwoo Hwang, Anil Shivdasani, and Elena Simintzi review the...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

California Employment Legislation Update: What’s New for 2019

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A number of new and significant California employment laws have been added to the books and will take effect on January 1, 2019. Employers should take note of the following key statutory developments and adjust their policies...more

Verrill Dana LLP

Diversity Initiatives versus Affirmative Action

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We talk a lot about the importance of diversity in the workforce: Having a diverse group of employees. The ability to choose from a diverse group of applicants. Making a job attractive to diverse candidates. While some...more

Stinson Leonard Street - Arbitration Nation

This Week In Arbitration: Jay-Z, Waiver, And “Functus Officio”

Today’s post covers three new developments from this past week. The Fifth Circuit found a defendant waived its right to arbitrate a class action; the Second Circuit found arbitrators retain power to clarify ambiguous awards;...more

Goodwin

ISS Releases 2019 U.S. Voting Policy Updates

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In November 2018, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released updates to its 2019 U.S. voting policies, which will be effective for meetings on or after February 1, 2019, and a preliminary list of frequently asked...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Boardroom Diversity Push Gains Steam

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As investors are exerting increased pressure on companies to address diversity in the boardroom, states may begin to address the issue through legislation. Recently, on September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB826...more

Ark Group

The basics and beyond – how to raise the bar for LGBTQ diversity in the legal profession

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In this extract from Ark Group’s The Diversity Agenda: Lessons and Guidance from the Legal Profession - Wesley D. Bizzell – senior assistant general counsel for Altria Client Services and president-elect of the National LGBT...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Preparing for the 2019 Reporting Season

With 2018 quickly drawing to a close, attention now turns to preparing for the 2019 reporting season. As always, there are a number of compliance "musts" to focus on, as well as items that can be addressed in 2018 to make...more

Taylor English Duma LLP

ISS Announces 2019 Updates to U.S. Proxy Voting Guidelines

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On November 19, Institutional Shareholder Services, the leading proxy advisory firm (“ISS”), announced revisions to its 2019 proxy voting guidelines. While the revisions consist largely of minor tweaks to existing policies,...more

Hogan Lovells

Employment news - November 2018 #2

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Direction of travel – private hire drivers were workers - In Addison Lee Ltd v Lange, the EAT confirmed the current direction of travel in "gig economy" cases by finding that private hire drivers were workers and as such...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Heads Up for the 2019 Proxy Season: New and Revised ISS and Glass Lewis Policies May Impact Director Elections

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ISS and Glass Lewis have released updates to their proxy voting policies for the 2019 proxy season, which for the most part are not controversial, but reflect a continued effort by the proxy advisory firms to influence...more

Allen Matkins

ISS And The Unruh Civil Rights Act

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Jesse Unruh was born to an impoverished immigrant couple and rose to become a legendary figure in Sacramento politics. He is credited with the oft-heard aphorism "Money is the mother's milk of politics". In 1959, Unruh...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Preparing for the Shareholder Proposal Season

On November 13, 2018, Skadden held our webinar “Preparing for the Shareholder Proposal Season.” The panelists were Peter da Silva Vint, Vice President of BlackRock’s Americas Investment Stewardship Group; Michael Garland,...more

WilmerHale

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - November 2018 #2

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Diversity is the Key to Startup Success - What Can Early-Stage Founders Do About It? Hiring a diverse team isn’t just the right thing to do, its profitable....more

Fisher Phillips

Top 10 Non-Monetary Terms In Uber’s $10M Discrimination Settlement

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Sure, the monetary portion of the settlement—$10 million to a class of approximately 400 Uber software engineers and over $2.6M in attorneys’ fees—is pretty eye-opening. But perhaps the more significant part of the settlement...more

Cooley LLP

Blog: Low board turnover? Less opportunity for board diversity

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Is board stability always a good thing? A new study from consultant Spencer Stuart showed that, in 2018, 428 new directors were elected to boards of companies in the S&P 500, the most new directors since 2004, representing an...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

English-Only Workplace Rules: Risky in a Diversifying Workplace

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A manufacturer has “subjected its employees to an ugly mix of sexism, racism, and xenophobia and violated federal law prohibiting harassment and retaliation” the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit...more

Porter Hedges LLP

Business Litigation Alert: "Catching A Wave - The Business Case For Diversity Beyond California’s New Mandate For Women On...

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In September, California became the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring certain publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors. Although the law only applies to companies “whose...more

Fenwick & West LLP

Gender Diversity in Patenting: Current Landscape and Recommendations

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A bipartisan group of U.S. representatives in July introduced a little-noticed but ultimately popular piece of legislation in response to reports that point to a gender, race and income gap in patent filing and grant rates. A...more

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