Global Solutions, Episode 10: China’s New Civil Law on Sexual Harassment and Privacy Rights

In this podcast, Amanda Quan and Skye Hao discuss China’s new law addressing sexual harassment and individual privacy rights, marking the first time that employers in China have been required to make affirmative efforts to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace. Our speakers also address the new civil code chapter addressing the right to privacy and protection of personal information.

Third Thursdays With Ruthie: Employer Considerations for the ‘Strike for Black Lives’

In this Friday edition of our Third Thursdays series, Ruthie Goodboe is joined by Dennis Davis and Anthony Martin to discuss the upcoming national Strike for Black Lives planned for July 20, 2020 and similar events. The speakers address considerations for employers relating to employee engagement and disruptions to the work environment, including organizational culture, protected concerted activity, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and various perspectives of employees, vendors, media, and other third parties.

Diversity and Inclusion at Work: How U.S. Law Impacts Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this episode of our Diversity and Inclusion at Work series, Sarah Platt and Brazitte Poole discuss diversity and inclusion laws and initiatives to consider during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In highlighting issues they covered in the D&I Legal Surveys, Model Policy & Compliance Tools, they provide common scenarios that employees may encounter and an overview of the various federal and state laws that employers should be mindful of as they return employees to their diverse workplaces.

Diversity & Inclusion at Work: Global Laws & Compliance

In this episode of our Diversity & Inclusion at Work series, Kimya Johnson and Bonnie Puckett discuss how employers with global workforces can create a diversity and inclusion program in light of differing and often conflicting laws across jurisdictions. Highlighting issues covered in the D&I Legal Survey, Model Policy, and Compliance Tools kit, this podcast details the various political, cultural and economic considerations for employers to create a D&I program and code of compliance consistent with their global values.

Third Thursdays with Ruthie: Strategies for Effective Responses to Discussions About Race

In this episode of our Third Thursday series, Ruthie Goodboe is joined by Luther Wright, Jr. to discuss strategies employers can use to respond to issues of race, social injustice and other difficult subjects. Our speakers address barriers to healthy communications, proactive actions employers can take, and how to employees can engage on an individual level.

Allyship: How to Support Your Black Colleagues During This Racial Pandemic

As the global community continues to grapple with issues of racial injustice, Sierra Gray discusses how employers and employees can be allies in workplace, including identifying and addressing micro-aggressions and the concept of colorblindness. This podcast provides a starting point of resources for listening to, engaging with, and standing up for others.

Diversity & Inclusion at Work: Employee Engagement & Connection Beyond COVID-19

With the increased importance of ensuring that employees remain engaged, Lauren Oldham and Michael Thomas discuss job satisfaction, employee loneliness, and the distinctions between employee engagement, disengagement, and non-engagement. Highlighting issues they covered in the D&I Legal Surveys, Model Policy & Compliance Tools kit, they also offer guidance and best practices for employers seeking to drive employee engagement.

Diversity & Inclusion at Work: Global Concepts & Policies for Maintaining Respectful Workplaces

In this episode of our Diversity & Inclusion at Work series, Kimya Johnson and Daniella McGuigan discuss global concepts around respecting diverse populations, how to create respectful workplaces through and beyond COVID-19, and why it is important to do so. Guided by the Global Model Respectful Workplace Policy Template presented in the D&I Legal Surveys, Model Policy & Compliance Tools, they address key considerations for employers as they draft and deploy a global policy.

Diversity & Inclusion at Work: How Employers May Respond to Injustice and Social Unrest

As our country continues to address issues of racial inequality and corresponding social unrest, inclusivity in the workplace is of paramount importance. In this episode of Diversity and Inclusion at Work series, Shafeeqa Giarratani, Kimya Johnson, and Luther Wright address how and what employers should be communicating to their employees and clients in response to current events, including creating and updating an action plan, best practices for issuing internal and public statements, and how to engage in respectful dialogue with employees.

Diversity & Inclusion at Work: Difficult Conversations During and Beyond COVID-19

In this episode of our Diversity & Inclusion at Work series, Shafeeqa Giarratani and Luther Wright discuss best practices for having difficult communications in a diverse workplace. Highlighting issues they covered in the D&I Legal Surveys, Model Policy, and Compliance Tools kit, this podcast focuses on how employers can maintain inclusivity, be aware of implicit biases, and best manage emotional responses to communications.

Diversity and Inclusion in Manufacturing: Practical Tips for a Successful Program

In this episode, Bud Bobber and Kimya Johnson discuss practical ways that employers in the manufacturing industry can address diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. They will cover unique challenges faced by manufacturers, best practices for developing, implementing, and tracking D&I initiatives, and key tenets of successful programs.

Jump Start Your Diversity and Inclusion Program

In this podcast, Kimya Johnson and Michelle Wimes discuss ways that employers can address diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, including best practices for starting D&I programs or improving those already in existence. They will cover how companies can best structure their programs for success, general legal parameters, current trends in D&I programming, and challenges that companies may face.

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 Officer, as she discusses the purposes they serve, best practices for starting them, risks to watch out for, and more.