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Minority Ownership Status Alone Isnt a Plan for Business Success

February 18, 2010
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Just being a minority business owner isn’t enough to win deals. Even at companies thoroughly committed to diversity, suppliers must show they add value to the bottom line.
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Why Forcing Managers to Interview Minority Candidates Is Good Business

February 9, 2010
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Commentary: To strip the emotion out of the issue, you have to stop talking about affirmative action and start talking about how the world of hiring works. To do that, let’s replace ‘minority candidate’ with ‘internal candidate’ and evaluate the general merits of forcing interviews—even if it seems the hiring decision has already been made.
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Few Employers Addressing Impact of Aging Workforce

February 2, 2010
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The terrible state of the economy may be distracting companies from a looming issue: a graying workforce whose eventual retirement may leave them short of skills and organizational knowledge.
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Ad Campaign Educates C-Suite About Disability Diversity

January 27, 2010
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The target audience is executives at small and medium-size companies that might not have an HR department.
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Law Protecting Gay, Transgender Workers Vowed in 2010

January 18, 2010
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The measure would prohibit basing hiring, firing, promotion and compensation decisions on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Harkin Promises Approval of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Legislation in 2010

November 6, 2009
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A pivotal senator on employment issues predicts congressional approval next year of legislation that would ban workplace discrimination against homosexuals.
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California Appeals Court Rules History of Accommodation Not a Legal Shield for Employer

October 16, 2009
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Despite a lengthy pattern of accommodating a disabled employee, a single failure to accommodate the worker violated California’s anti-discrimination law, a state appeals court ruled in a decision published Thursday, October 15.
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Judge Rules New York City Fire Department Exams Showed Racial Bias

July 28, 2009
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The federal government, a black firefighters organization and three other plaintiffs had sued the fire department, alleging the city’s use of the two tests had a disparate impact on black and Hispanic candidates in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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