As a follow-up to my post entitled “Thoughts When Linking Public Company Executive Pay to D&I Initiatives,”  I think it is important to share, at least at a high level, the legal framework for diversity, equity and inclusion programs (i.e., it is important to successfully navigate employment laws prior to the Board taking action so that the employer can avoid legal foot faults while trying to do the right thing).  One of my partners, Emily Burkhardt Vicente (co-chair of our Labor & Employment Practice), did just that when she authored an article for Banking Exchange entitled “Enhancing Diversity & Inclusion in the Financial Sector: Practical Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent.”  The article was written for employers in the financial sector, however, the legal framework and strategies discussed therein are applicable to all employer sectors.  More coming!