Recognizing a lack of diversity in its leadership positions, several organizations have implemented "Rooney" or "Mansfield" Rules in their recruiting and promotion initiatives. The Rooney Rule, adopted from the National Football League, requires an organization to interview at least one minority candidate for leadership position vacancies. The Mansfield Rule, implemented by several law firms, requires a certain percentage of candidate pools for any leadership or governance role to be comprised of women or minorities.

Employers across industries are considering using their own form of Rooney or Mansfield Rule, but do not have a proper legal framework for evaluating these policies. In this webinar, we will discuss the evolution of these diversity initiatives and policies, the interplay of Title VII and other civil rights laws, and best practices for implementation.

Continuing Education Payne & Fears LLP is an approved Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) provider in California. Participants who are members of the State Bar of California will receive 1 hour of California MCLE credit for attending this webinar.

Payne & Fears LLP offers SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPsm or SHRM-SCPsm. This program is valid for 1 hour of PDCs for the SHRM-CPsm or SHRM SCPsm.

Payne & Fears LLP offers HRCI® re-certification credits. This program is valid for 1 hour of HRCI® credit.

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