In Villarreal,the Court of Appeals reversed a 2015 decision of a three-judge panel of the court. A majority of the full court reached an opposite result from the panel and determined that the governing provision of the ADEA barring disparate impact age discrimination by employers does not permit job applicants to bring claims of age discrimination under the ADEA against prospective employers. Disparate impact claims would arise in situations where an employer’s policies and procedures lack a discriminatory intent and are purportedly neutral on their face, but nevertheless have a discriminatory effect.
Leadership, Functional Management, Business Alignment
As the strategic goals of a business change, leaders communicating the changes are faced with an interesting dichotomy: staff at all levels of an organization need to understand the long-term goals of the company to best perform their jobs, but many leaders report their employees are not able to
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Risk & Compliance, Ethics & Compliance
MAPI’s research has found that the problem lies in how companies implement their diversity and inclusion strategies. Many businesses make the mistake of tackling D&I across too many fronts too quickly. This leaves many manufacturers stuck in a programmatic mode in which efforts are led by human resources but no cohesive strategy exists and programs are deployed ad hoc. As a result, diversity and inclusion are often seen as just another HR initiative and too few leaders and employees understand the link to business results.
The Department of Labor’s final rule on overtime regulations will influence how an estimated 4.2 million American workers are paid during the first year of implementation, which starts December 1, 2016.
Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Risk & Compliance, Employee Health Management, Employee Wellness, Safety Management, Employee Safety
Evidence shows that good physical condition, good mental health, and an absence of chronic illness correlate to low injury rates. Programs aimed at prevention, early detection, and managing conditions also improve safety. However, a growing body of research has found that companies that integrate health, wellness, safety, and benefits in a holistic approach can improve health, decrease injuries, and improve productivity by building a culture of workforce resilience.
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Sustainable Business Practices, Leadership, Functional Management, Performance Measurement, Risk & Compliance, Environmental Management, Environmental Resource Management, Energy Management
In a recent MAPI webinar, Bruce Lung from DOE and Thomas Wenning from Oak Ridge National Laboratory walked attendees through the DOE’s Better Plants Program and benefits for joining, lessons learned from partne
Growth & Innovation, Research & Development, Research, Innovation, Leadership, Human Resources, Leadership Development
In Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Wharton professor Adam Grant inspires and informs with diverse examples from business, entertainment, politics, and history; busts myths about idea generation and selection; and provides research-backed advice about how to encourage originality and sell others on new ideas.