(Bloomberg) –Microsoft Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co., which have both pledged to double their ranks of Black leaders, received letters from the U.S. Labor Department asking how their efforts comply with laws limiting the consideration of race in employment.

Microsoft, whose contracts with the U.S. government subject it to certain rules, said Tuesday it’s confident that its diversity pledges are legal. The company said in June that it would double the number of Black and African American managers, senior contributors and senior leaders in the U.S. by 2025.

 

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