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A Contractor’s Guide To Trump’s Diversity Training Order

Law360 (October 2, 2020, 5:42 PM EDT) — Federal contractors have long provided various types of anti-harassment, nondiscrimination and diversity and inclusion, or D&I, training to their employees. After the death of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that followed, D&I training has proliferated in workplaces across the country, including within federal agencies and in the contractor community.

In response to the widespread public protests for racial equality, many companies and executives issued public statements denouncing racism. Many also pledged millions of dollars to social justice organizations. In numerous workplaces, employees have taken the initiative to organize book clubs and discussion circles focused specifically on promoting open workplace discussions…

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Trump ban on ‘divisive’ and ‘anti-American’ training for federal contractors has workplace diversity experts worried

Diversity and inclusion training providers are concerned recent strides in corporate America to address racial and gender disparities will take a back seat after President Donald Trump ordered restrictions on racial sensitivity training for federal contractors.



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Many Chicago-area companies expanded their workplace diversity training programs earlier this year following the civil unrest resulting from George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.

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The topics of white privilege, systemic racism and unconscious bias have become focal points in those programs, consultants say. Now, they’re the target of an order from Trump cutting off funding to contractors who teach “divisive” and “anti-American” concepts.

Last week, Trump signed an executive order that bars federal

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Trump expands ban on anti-racism training to federal contractors

Trump has denounced training that includes any reference to ‘white privilege’ or ‘systemic racism.’ 

President Donald Trump tweeted yesterday that he had expanded his “ban” on racial sensitivity training to federal contractors. 

“A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies,” he wrote. “Today, I’ve expanded that ban to people and companies that do business with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees.” 

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters Tuesday before traveling to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a campaign event. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters Tuesday before traveling to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a campaign event. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

He wrote that “Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!”

Trump has denounced training that includes any reference to “white privilege” or “systemic racism.” 

His executive order announced last week was called “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.” 

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Trump Expands Ban On Racial Sensitivity Training To Federal Contractors

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President Trump on Tuesday said he had expanded a ban on racial sensitivity training to federal contractors.

His administration had instructed federal agencies to end such training earlier this month.

Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday that he had expanded the ban on “efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies” to contractors doing business with the federal government and those receiving grant funds.

“Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t there’s nothing in it for you!” he tweeted.

Earlier this month, Trump announced efforts to promote “patriotic education” and railed against students learning about systemic racism.

He signed an executive order that requires contracts to now include a provision that says contractors with the federal government will not have “workplace training that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or any form

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Trump Expands Ban On Racial Sensitivity Training To Contractors : NPR

President Trump, pictured on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, signed an executive order on certain training about race for federal contractors, expanding an earlier ban on federal employees.

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President Trump, pictured on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, signed an executive order on certain training about race for federal contractors, expanding an earlier ban on federal employees.

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President Trump on Tuesday said he had expanded a ban on racial sensitivity training to federal contractors.

His administration had instructed federal agencies to end such training earlier this month.

Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday that he had expanded the ban on “efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies” to contractors doing business with the federal government and those receiving grant funds.

“Americans should be taught

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U.S. Labor Department Could Make It Easier to Treat Workers as Independent Contractors | Investing News

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday said it would soon propose a rule that could make it easier to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees, a major issue for the “gig economy” and other industries that use contractors to contain costs.

During a phone call with reporters, senior department officials said the rule, if adopted, would provide courts with a “cleaner and easier-to-use process” than the complex multi-factor test currently applied in lawsuits alleging workers have been misclassified.

Independent contractors are not entitled to many of the legal protections afforded to employees, such as minimum wage and overtime pay. Employees can cost companies up to 40% more than contractors, according to several studies.

The labor department will publish a formal proposal by next week, the officials said, and adopt a final rule by the end of the year.

Under the proposal, a worker would be

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Dalmia Cement launches Dalmia Masters, an online platform for Construction Contractors

KOLKATA, India, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dalmia Cement, a leading Indian cement brand has launched Dalmia Masters, a national engagement platform for construction professionals across India. Dalmia Masters will offer opportunities for skill upgradation, share best in class construction practices, while offering a wide range of rewards based on their business performance, helping deliver upward mobility and recognition for their expertise.

Speaking about the launch of the program, Mr. Ujjwal Batria, Chief Operating Officer, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, said, “As a leading cement brand, our product’s validation and recommendation by the contractor and technocrat community plays a large role in our success. Reaching out to thousands of contractors and masons, Dalmia Masters will help redefine what construction professionals can expect from cement brands.”

Mr. Pramesh Arya, Executive Director and Head of Marketing, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited said, “Dalmia Cement’s outreach to construction professionals over

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