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Time’s Up: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make […]

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Liability for Employer Who Can’t ‘Have a Big Fat Pregnant Woman Working’ at His Restaurant

Employers must take care to create and implement neutral policies that don’t discriminate against women on the basis of pregnancy. Could you differentiate between a neutral policy and a policy that appears neutral but actually has a disparate impact on pregnant employees? And is a facially discriminatory policy against a pregnant woman—i.e., a policy that’s explicitly discriminatory—ever permissible?

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Sexual Harassment: No Surprises in Harvey Weinstein Affair

The public is currently fixated on our business, sexual harassment in employment. Taking center stage is Harvey Weinstein, whose case is straightforward quid pro quo sexual harassment—a powerful employer expecting sex from women he promises to promote. Is that news in the film industry? Hardly.

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Workers Identify Barriers to Closing the Skills Gap

In a new survey, 79% of U.S.  workers acknowledge there is a skills gap in the United States.  Notably, however, nearly the same percentage (78%) believe they have above average skills for their current job, and 80% think the workforce can be successfully reskilled to meet the demands of the job market.  So, why in […]

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#MeToo Hits the Workplace

The accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein and others have unleashed a cascade of reports of similar conduct across a wide range of industries. As the #MeToo campaign has caught fire on social media, women and men of seemingly all ages, all professions, and all levels have come forward to share their […]

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The power of an authentic you

This week’s Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Simplify Compliance’s executive vice president of strategy and revenue. by Elizabeth Petersen At a conference earlier this year, I had the honor of moderating a lively, open, and engaging roundtable on women’s leadership. I opened the session by asking the participants whether they felt […]

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Sexual Harassment Scandals Rock Hollywood

What happens when an industry has a culture of ignoring sexual harassment? The sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood paint a vivid picture.

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Is the 9-to-5 Job Done? U.S. Workers Look to Innovative Ways of Working

New research, released by ManpowerGroup, reveals a new era of work in which flexibility and balance are in and the traditional “9-to-5 job for life” is out.  Findings from the report “#GigResponsibly: The Rise of NextGen Work”—a global survey of 9,500 people in 12 countries—identifies a shift towards new ways of getting work done, that works for […]

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