Legal Issues in AI: Bias and Discrimination

HR Examiner

Bias and discrimination are often used interchangeably. But this example is a research question, not discrimination. Discrimination is a legal term that means making an employment decision that adversely affects an individual or group in a protected class.

AI: Discriminatory Data In, Discrimination Out

SHRM Resources

Artificial intelligence (AI), increasingly used in recruiting, might inadvertently discriminate against women and minorities if the data fed into it is flawed.

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Consumer Data Protection Laws: What You Need to Know

Ultimate Software

But with high-profile data breaches and concerns over how companies are safeguarding data, there has been a worldwide call to codify new consumer data protection laws and strengthen existing ones. The Global Response to Consumer Data Protection.

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The Amazon Example: Can AI Discriminate?

HR Daily Advisor

Instinctively, it would seem that using a machine, data, or artificial intelligence (AI) to review job applicants would create a process that is fairer by default. All too often, we risk re-creating past discrimination, even when we try not to.

EEOC to Host Public Meeting on “Big Data and Employment Discrimination”

Berkshire Associates

Eastern Time to discuss “Big Data and Employment Discrimination.” Affirmative Action Diversity Workplace DiscriminationThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will host a public meeting next Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 1:00 P.M.

Governor Phil Murphy wants an “overhaul” of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

The Employer Handbook

But, Governor Murphy’s proposed changes to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) aren’t nearly as aspirational. Discrimination and Unlawful HarassmentImage Credit: Photofunia.com ([link].

EEOC Steps Up Data Collection on Discrimination

HRExecutive

In case you missed this bit of news on your rush out the door to start your weekend last Friday: In an effort to improve the information available about religious discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced it will implement changes in the collection of demographic data from individuals who file charges with the agency. Combating Religious Discrimination Today , a community engagement initiative coordinated by the White House and the U.S.

What is GINA? The federal discrimination law you need to know.

Business Management Daily

GINA, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, outlaws genetic discrimination. GINA bars employers from discriminating against or harassing employees based on their genetic information. It prohibits genetic information employment discrimination.

Sex discrimination lawsuits cost four employers a bundle

HR Morning

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has made it clear that its chief enforcement target is “systematic” discrimination on the part of employers. According to EEOC’s lawsuit, PMT engaged in a pattern or practice of systemic hiring discrimination when, between Jan.

EEOC Pay Data Proposal Revised

HRWatchdog

The EEOC’s pay data proposal has been revised – submit comments by August 15! As previously reported , the EEOC is seeking to collect pay data to assist the agency in identifying pay disparities that warrant investigation. Compensation Discrimination Form W2 Pay Data

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Hiring Discrimination Isn’t Getting Better

Workology

According to a new study there has been little to no progress in reducing racial hiring discrimination since 1989. Researchers from Northwestern University, Harvard, and the Institute for Social Research in Norway looked studies on resume and interview discrimination in the past 28 years, looking for trends in the data. HR hiring discrimination racism

Data or Intuition: When Should HR Rely on the Numbers?

Cornerstone On Demand

So, how do you know when it makes sense to use data and when to trust your gut? Yes, personality can be one of the items on your checklist, but using objective data allows you to avoid making an irrational—and sometimes illegal—decision. Do you operate on gut feelings a lot?

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Here's Why Intuition Matters In Our Data-Driven Age

Cornerstone On Demand

In the age of analytics, why are we so enamored with reducing the “human" in order to embrace the data? " I'm sorry, data-loving colleagues, but the job of recruiting should not be left to software alone.

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‘Impossible Demands’ Lead to Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

HR Daily Advisor

He responded by filing a lawsuit against his employer alleging that he was discriminated against in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts Gen. ADA & Disabilities CPAP data documentation employerby John S. Gannon.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

HR data sets are rare finds. In this article, I will list the 7 best HR data sets available online. In addition to the data set, I will also list the challenges in the data. This can be a potential analysis or something to look out for in the data.

Obama enlists EEOC in the fight against pay discrimination

HR Morning

On the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act , the Obama administration announced that it is taking some monumental steps to identify potential pay discrimination. The first: Enlisting the help of the EEOC to procure more detailed payroll data from employers.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

HR data sets are rare finds. In this article, I will list the 7 best HR data sets available online. In addition to the data set, I will also list the challenges in the data. This can be a potential analysis or something to look out for in the data.

A federal court just killed collection of EEO-1 employee pay data dead. Happy Tuesday.

The Employer Handbook

And starting in 2017, employers had to include employee pay data (also known as EEO-1 Component 2 data) with the EEO-1. About 89% of eligible filers have submitted EEO-1 Component 2 data for calendar year 2017 and 89.6% Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

HR-tech providers are stepping up with free access to data, apps

HRExecutive

But based on recent data, that number will pale compared to 2020. In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some HR-tech companies are now offering free access to their platforms to employers large and small, with the main driver being a “we’re all in this together” mindset.

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Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

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EEOC to Tackle Use of Big Data in Employment

HRWatchdog

Does big data trigger discrimination claims? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting tomorrow “Big Data in the Workplace: Examining Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity Law.”

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Justify a Job Offer’s Salary with Data

Visier

Candidates are approaching job offer negotiations with unprecedented levels of insight and confidence: The US unemployment rate has reached a historic low, and individuals now have instant access to compensation data via websites like Glassdoor and Salary.com.

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Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

White House Suspends Pay Data Portion of EEO-1

TLNT: The Business of HR

Employers who were required to file pay and demographic data as part of a revised EEO-1 have been given a reprieve. The EEOC, under direction by the White House Office of Management and Budget, has suspended indefinitely the requirement to file the pay data portion.

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EEOC data show Title VII retaliation cases rising

HR Morning

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported in late January that it fielded 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination in 2019 , the largest number alleging retaliation. The EEOC data highlights that all employees need training to understand what constitutes discrimination.

AI is not a Quick-Fix Solution for Discrimination

HRExecutive

However, the emergence of AI has sparked a fascinating and important debate: Do machines making decisions that were once made by humans reduce or even eliminate discrimination—or can they actually increase bias?

EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Analysis

Biddle Consulting

External Pay Equity: The OFCCP will measure pay equity between companies; specifically, they will compare a company’s EEO-1 Pay Data against others in the relevant business sector. The OFCCP is less clear on their strategy to measure external pay equity with the EEO-1 pay data.

Cafe Classic: Could Big Data Bring Big Dilemmas?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Data and analytics are big topics - and big priorities - in a lot of HR shops these days. Specifically, the degree to which Big Data may be creating a new potential and power to discriminate. HR systems are home to a host of demographic data about our employees.

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EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Deadline Has Passed – What Employers Need to Know Now

HRWatchdog

You still have time to submit your EEO-1 pay data. Although the EEO-1 Component 2 data (also known as pay data) September 30 deadline is officially behind us, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to accept this employer data.

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EEOC Will Collect Pay Data From W-2s

HRWatchdog

Future EEOC-1 reports will require pay data. Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced approval of a revised EEO-1 report that will require large employers to report pay data to the agency, including aggregate information from employee W-2s.

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OFCCP’s Decision Not to Use Pay Data Challenged by Senator Patty Murray

The OutSolve Blog

Democratic senator questions OFCCP claim that the data is not necessary to reveal unlawful pay discrimination

New Update on EEO-1 Pay Data Collection

Berkshire Associates

The Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) says the final decision on whether pay data is to be collected in EEO-1 reports has not been made. Affirmative Action Workplace Discrimination OFCCPThis information came in as a request filed by OMB to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA).

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The Compliance Downside of Big Data

Workology

The use of big data in human resources is all the rage today. More and more companies, at least the large ones, are collecting and using employee and prospect data to be able to make determinations about their workforces. The data is being used for promotions, terminations as well as new hires and it should be. There is however, a downside of the use of that data. The Risks of Big Data. A major risk is that of disparate impact discrimination.

Data-driven recruiting 101: How to improve your hiring process

Workable

Traditional recruiting used to rely on luck and intuition more than data, which was time-consuming to amass and analyze. But now, with a wealth of software and analytics tools available on the market, anyone can create a data-driven recruiting process. What is data-driven recruiting?

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