Many public entities, private businesses and nonprofit employers are undertaking diversity initiatives to increase inclusion and leadership opportunities for women, minorities, LGBTQ and disabled employees. While there are many benefits associated with promoting an inclusive workforce, employers planning diversity initiatives must balance correcting or avoiding disparities with potential disparate treatment of non-diverse employees and other risks. This webinar will address some questions commonly raised by initiatives, including:

SB 854 made several changes to the laws governing how the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) monitors compliance with prevailing wage requirements on public works projects. Most of these changes modify the responsibilities of awarding bodies and went into effect immediately (because the bill was adopted as an urgency measure), but others will be phased in this year.