White Fragility: Definition, Impact, Conversation Tips

Andara Puchino

White fragility refers to the defensiveness, denial, and invalidation that characterizes some white people’s responses to the mention of racism. For example: A friend says, “Hey, that sounded kind of racist.” Your roommate explains why white people wearing locs counts as cultural appropriation. Your professor, a Black woman, shares the […]

What Is a Stock Buyback? Definition & Effects

Andara Puchino

Stock buybacks are usually viewed as a positive signal by the market.  Abbe Sublett via Unsplash; Canva Contents What Is a Stock Buyback? When a publicly traded company repurchases outstanding shares of its own stock on the open market (or directly from existing shareholders), this is known as a stock […]

New Employment Laws in Maryland – Paid Family and Medical Leave, Expanded Definition of Harassment, Disability Accommodations and More (and a Webinar!)

Andara Puchino

The Maryland General Assembly’s 2022 session ended at midnight on Monday, April 11. There were a number of bills passed of significance to employers, including the creation of a paid family leave program, an expanded definition of illegal harassment, an extension of the statute of limitations for employment discrimination and […]