Alisa Arnoff

Alisa Arnoff

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Panel Discussion - Attorneys - Employment Law

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Biltmore Room

EMBRACING DEI IN THE WAKE OF SCOTUS DECISIONS

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued decisions affecting the extent that service industries (think bakeries) and institutions of higher education can and cannot consider diversity in their operations. So many of the commentators have declared these decisions the apocalypse for efforts to achieve a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace to which people feel they truly belong. But that is not true – and you should continue your efforts in the DEI sphere within your agencies and your communities. We will review the SCOTUS decisions in everyday terms (even though we are both lawyers) and discuss the real life implications of these decisions. We will work with you during this interactive program to define practices consistent with the SCOTUS decisions and your DEI objectives, with a “best practices” perspective. This will include developing practices “consistent” with the doomsayers, as some declaring the apocalypse may be responsible for the very agencies you represent, and we want you to be able to successfully present your proposals to the powers-that-be without having to worry about legal analysis. Bring your questions, suggestions and anything else you can think of – the best is yet to come, and it will come from you

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Biltmore Room

EMBRACING DEI IN THE WAKE OF SCOTUS DECISIONS

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued decisions affecting the extent that service industries (think bakeries) and institutions of higher education can and cannot consider diversity in their operations. So many of the commentators have declared these decisions the apocalypse for efforts to achieve a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace to which people feel they truly belong. But that is not true – and you should continue your efforts in the DEI sphere within your agencies and your communities. We will review the SCOTUS decisions in everyday terms (even though we are both lawyers) and discuss the real life implications of these decisions. We will work with you during this interactive program to define practices consistent with the SCOTUS decisions and your DEI objectives, with a “best practices” perspective. This will include developing practices “consistent” with the doomsayers, as some declaring the apocalypse may be responsible for the very agencies you represent, and we want you to be able to successfully present your proposals to the powers-that-be without having to worry about legal analysis. Bring your questions, suggestions and anything else you can think of – the best is yet to come, and it will come from you