Today’s Workplace is a podcast created to keep employers current on the latest employment law trends while providing proactive solutions to the everyday issues arising in today’s rapidly changing workplace.

Today’s Workplace is a podcast created to keep employers current on the latest employment law trends while providing proactive solutions to the everyday issues arising in today’s rapidly changing workplace.

Recent Episodes

Vaccine Update 2022: OSHA, Covid Testing and Vaccination in the Workplace

On this episode of Today’s Workplace we examine the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On this episode of Today’s Workplace we examine the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On January 13th, 2022 the US Supreme Court issued two decisions...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession with Leslie Davis

Leslie Davis is a respected leader, experienced advocate, and logical strategist who has been a tireless champion for equity in the legal profession. As the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Inc. (“NAMWOLF”) For over two decades, Leslie has served as lead counsel for many jury trials,...

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Diversity + Inclusion = Belonging with Abam Mambo

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work from a global perspective requires cultural translation, that is respecting cultural differences while acknowledging the unique way systems of oppression disguise themselves in different cultures. Today’s Workplace is thrilled to have Abam Mambo, Legal Director at Microsoft, graciously share her wisdom and insight from her own journey engaging in DEI work across the globe.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies and Programming in the Workplace with Philip Berry and Michael Payne

If you are not integrating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into your workplace culture and business strategy then you are missing out on a breadth of benefits! Learn how to look for the common mistakes employers make and the impact that a well-crafted DEI strategy can have in an organization with guests Phillip Berry and Mike Payne on this episode of Today’s Workplace.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies and Programming in the Workplace with Philip Berry and Michael Payne

If you are not integrating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into your workplace culture and business strategy then you are missing out on a breadth of benefits! Learn how to look for the common mistakes employers make and the impact that a well-crafted DEI strategy can have in an organization with guests Phillip Berry and Mike Payne on this episode of Today’s Workplace.

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Highlights and Key Learnings in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Season 2

With seven episodes published in season two, hosts Barabra and Belinda take a moment to look back at the season so far. The focus for Today’s Workplace Season 2 is diversity, equity, and inclusion and the guests so far have given us a lot to unpack. Join our hosts for a look back at the guests and their topics as well as the key learnings from the first seven episodes of season two. We’ll...

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The Evolution of Diversity in the Entertainment Industry with Sean Joell Johnson

The corporate world has had to move quickly to respond to the current demand for social justice sweeping across the country. The entertainment industry is no exception to that. In this episode, Barbara and Belinda take a rare look at the world behind the camera and examine how the industry is handling diversity in the workplace in response to the current movement for social justice. Our guest Sean Joell Johnson, Head of Business &...

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Analytics and Diversity Metrics w/ Jon Geier and David Cohen of DCI Consultants

The entire corporate world is in flux regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion because of the increased demand for social justice and transparency. Independent pressure groups like employees' unions and societies at large are pushing corporate entities to be more transparent about their efforts and results to be more equitable, inclusive, and diverse. Our guests Jon Geier and David Cohen of DCI Consultants discuss the impact of data analytics on DE&I projects and how you...

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Diverse & Inclusive Workplace: A spotlight on the LGBTQ Experience with Rob Falk

The United States has greatly expanded the civil rights that apply to the LGBTQ community. In 2020, the United States Supreme Court extended Title VII protections to LGBTQ employees, a protection that was already available under many state employment laws. It has become increasingly important to understand the LGBTQ experience and the challenges this community faces in the workplace. Our guest Rob Falk is the former General Counsel of the Human Rights...

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Meet the Hosts

Barbara Johnson, ESQ.

BLJohnsonLaw PLLC

Barbara L Johnson is the founder of BLJohnsonLaw PLLC and Counsel to Potter & Murdock.  She has a national practice and represents employers of all sizes in the full gamut of labor and employment matters, conducts workplace investigations, and serves an arbitrator and mediator. She was a partner in a global AmLaw 20 law firm for 14 years.

Belinda Reed Shannon, ESQ.

HR Executive | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist

Belinda Reed Shannon, JD, MBA, is a Senior HR executive with 30 years of combined business and legal experience. Her mastery of employment law and diversity, equity, and inclusion work lead her to establish SiaRA Consulting, Inc., a human resources consulting firm based in North Carolina and LA.

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