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How to Achieve Recruiting Compliance

It’s the perfect storm for a hiring-discrimination lawsuit: slashed recruiting budgets and managers who haven’t been trained in the validity of hiring. Unfortunately, companies often devote too little time to making sure their recruiting practices are compliant, and “they’re losing a large percentage of hiring cases,” says employment-relations attorney Bob…

Calif. Same-Sex Couples Can Marry Next Week

In five days, same-sex couples in California can legally get married again. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a temporary stay that now allows same-sex marriages to resume on Wednesday at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time), unless a higher court intervenes. Last week, Walker struck down California’s Proposition 8, finding…

Where Are Today's STEM Students

Born in Trinidad, Dr. Kamal Khan had parents who placed a high priority on academics. That’s what prompted Khan to finish his senior year of high school in New Jersey, where his uncle, a family physician and role model, ran a private practice. But after earning his master’s degree in…

Delivering Culturally Competent Healthcare (VIDEO)

WellPoint’s Chief Diversity Officer Linda Jimenez tells how healthcare can resonate with all patients, from the language used in marketing materials to the photos displayed on hospital walls. WellPoint is No. 34 on The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversitylist.

Why Is Tier II Supplier Diversity Important (VIDEO)

How is Cox Communications holding itself accountable for developing Tier II (subcontractor) suppliers Hear what the company is doing, including putting supplier diversity in its contract templates to communicate an increased level of reporting and commitment. Cox Communications is No. 25on The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.

Why the California Gay-Marriage Ban Was Overturned

The California referendum-based law banning gay and lesbian marriage, Proposition 8, was passed in November 2008—and it was overturned yesterday in a successful court challenge. I think it’s important for you to understand the legal argument behind this successful challenge because I think it’s extremely strong. Former Bush Administration Solicitor…

CVS Caremark's David Casey: Transferring Valuable Skills

After more than a decade in diversity management, David Casey was approached last year by CVS Caremark for its newly elevated position of vice president and diversity officer. By January, the father of three had made a major work/life decision: to move his family from his hometown of Indianapolis to…

You Can Get Fired During FMLA Leave

Bob Gregg, partner in Boardman Law Firm, shares his roundup of diversity-related legal issues. He can be reached at rgregg@boardmanlawfirm.com. The federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants eligible full-time employees (those who have worked at least 1,250 hours during a 12-month period) at organizations with a workforce of…