2021 seems like the end of a
dark tunnel as the Covid-19
vaccine is finally out. However,
this landmark development
raises important questions –
can employers require their
employees to get the vaccine
as a term and condition of
continued employment when it
becomes available to them? And
if an employer implements such
a mandate, would it be lawful?
Catch up with Katherine Davis’
article, What To Consider Before
Implementing A Mandatory Vaccine
Policy, to know the answer to
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Sexism and inequality go back
a long way in Silicon Valley.
The sad truth is, the industry still
favors men, whereas, its women
deal with inequality, on several
fronts, even after three decades.
Gender discrimination is the
big, dirty elephant in the room.
According to recent studies,
boardrooms, C-suits, and STEM
jobs are still dominated by men
and this scenario may not change
As the year 2020 drew a close, in
December, we saw how Pinterest
and Google came under the
scanner for their sexist approach
toward female employees. While
the former spent U.S. $22.5
million to settle the case, the
latter’s issue is still under debate.
This month’s cover article
Women In Silicon Valley: Corporate
America’s Gender Paradox by
Deepa Damodaran takes a deeper
look into the Pinterest case. It
talks about where companies
fall short in building a diverse,
equal and inclusive culture, and
what should HR do to foster such
culture at the workplace. A few
eminent HR and labor experts
share their views on the subject.
On a similar note, JPMorgan
Chase recently signed a
conciliation agreement with the
U.S. Department of Labor’s Office
of Federal Contract Compliance
Programs (OFCCP) agreeing to
settle a long-running pay equity
lawsuit alleging that it underpaid
some of its female employees.
Read Margaret Scheele’s article,
How To Address Pay Disparity
Among Women And Minorities In
The Workplace, to know more
about the pay equity practices.
In May of 2019, Colorado
Governor Jared Polis signed
the Equal Pay for Equal Work
Act into law, effective since
January 1, 2021. The Act
was enacted to address pay
disparities affecting women and
minorities, and includes several
provisions aimed at preventing
wage discrimination. Kevin
Cloutier and Elizabeth Rowe, in
their article, Colorado’s New Equal
Pay Act: What Employers Need
To Know, will help us understand
more about the law.
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