With greater gender diversity on a corporate board, comes better performance. Opinions differ as to why, but myriad research studies from leading academic institutions and the private sector all make a compelling case for more balanced gender representation on boards. The debate should be long over, yet women’s presence on U.S. corporate boards remains frustratingly, persistently low.Full Story»
As of last year, nearly 7 million Americans worked in the fast-food industry, with an average pre-tax yearly income of about $18,770, or just over $9 an hour. For a family of three, that’s well below the federal poverty line of $19,530. Families of fast-food workers are twice as likely to use public programs, according to a recent study, because of “the industry’s low wages, low work hours and low benefits.”
When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes in June 2011, no one needed a Richter scale to know it was a Big One. In throwing out a lawsuit by women employees who claimed that they’d been systematically underpaid and underpromoted by the world’s biggest corporation, the ruling upended decades of employment discrimination law and raised serious barriers to future large-scale discrimination cases..
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