The new statement, released Monday by the Business Roundtable -- whose members are CEOs of America’s largest companies -- suggests balancing the needs of a company’s various constituencies and comes at a time of widening income inequality, rising expectations for corporate behavior and proposals from Democratic lawmakers that aim to restructure American capitalism.

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Employment lawyers, salary negotiation experts and employee rights advocates say the question is probably still getting asked — whether by naive or rogue hiring managers — and that violations of salary history questions posed behind closed doors could prove difficult to police.

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Copart, the online vehicle auction company, became the final company to add a woman to its board. The announcement was made less than a week after The Washington Post published an analysis about the growth of female directors that noted Copart's lone status.


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After being stuck at 16 percent for several years, the percentage of women-held board seats in the S&P 500 now reaches nearly 27 percent, according to data from ISS Analytics. Just one company in the S&P 500 has an all-male board.

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In small but measurable ways, some companies are starting to do more to recognize or accommodate employees or customers who don't identify as male or female.

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How companies should respond as a presidential norm of criticizing American enterprise in more generic terms is giving way to a naming and shaming strategy on both sides of the aisle.

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“If my phone ringing off the hook is any indication,” said one human resources consultant, “organizations have really been drawn to all the attention on this case.”

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The members of the 2015 Women's World Cup championship team are launching a brand aimed at equality and inclusivity.

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A confluence of forces could make it more challenging for companies to remain quiet on the sidelines on what is perhaps America's most polarizing social issue.

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A new study shows women tend to perform better on certain skills when the temperature is a little warmer, making them more productive. But men tend to perform better when the temperature is a bit cooler.

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Many people give graduation speeches about changing the world. Smith actually did something that could.

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A survey by LeanIn found that more men are uncomfortable with one-on-one workplace activities with women like mentoring or work dinners. And amid all Facebook's issues, Sheryl Sandberg has something to say about it.

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A new study by PwC found that CEO turnover hit a record high -- and that improper conduct was behind more forced departures than any other reason for the first time.

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Amid the ongoing measles outbreak, experts weigh in on the legal risks of employers mandating vaccines — and what companies are doing to educate employees about vaccinations.

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The founder and CEO of a unit of Google parent Alphabet has written a book about the eight men who became president after a predecessor died -- and the lessons it has about succession and the vice presidency.

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IBM’s recent efforts to use AI to predict which employees might quit shows how data science, machine learning and “predictive analytics” are increasingly infiltrating the traditionally stodgy human resources department

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Twitter once limited posts to 140 characters. Last year, it paid its CEO a symbolic amount with a wink that former limit.

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Back on Earth, many working women saw something of their own experience in the headlines

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Workers want more time off. Free craft-brewed beer, student loan repayment benefits or eco-friendly roof gardens at the office weren't on the list.

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Bergh talks on IPO day about his turnaround, running a public company and why it’s best to wash your jeans in the shower.

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