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Diversity, Inclusion and The Workplace

HR Counselor's Corner

Workplace diversity is understanding, accepting, and valuing differences in people. Differences in education, as well as personalities, skill sets, experiences, is also included in the definition of diversity. So, what does it mean to have Diversity and Inclusion in your workplace?

Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

HR Examiner

Small hints of social class unmeasured in the core data can prompt a skew within a given category. So, while it is true that a machine can do a better job at relentlessly sticking to a narrow script, it cannot see or understand things that are not in the data. The law requires this.

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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?

#HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1% of Civil Rights Lawsuits

HRmarketer

HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1%… Click To Tweet. A new analysis of employee lawsuits finds a low success rate for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, and highlights the U.S.’s s most-sued employers.

Religion v. Law

HR Examiner

Whether law or religion wins depends on the issue, the time, and the court. But religion and law have important distinctions. It depends on who is acting and what other laws are involved. California just passed a similar law this year.).

Voluntary Self-Identification: Best Practices

HR Daily Advisor

Federal law requires many employers to track applicant demographic data and report it to the federal government. Reporting may be imposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), for example.

How to support workers with ‘hidden’ disabilities

cipHR

While many HR professionals might be confident in their knowledge of employment law related to more common, visible disabilities such as mobility problems, so-called ‘hidden’ disabilities – such as dyslexia and autism – pose a much greater challenge. In a recent CIPHR employment law seminar, Matthew Huggett, partner at Carbon Law Partners , explained how employers can best support people with these conditions. . What does the law say?

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

The HR Capitalist

At the time, I thought the move was brilliant, as it changed the conversation about workforce diversity to one of workforce equality - an equal goal that once achieved, was bound to change the narrative related to how much slack the world was going to give Salesforce for having some work to do on the diversity front. Not only did they change the narrative related to diversity (important, but so it equality, people!),

EEOC Approves Strategic Enforcement Plan

HRWatchdog

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) , which sets national priorities for fiscal years 2017-2021. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content.

DOL Sues Oracle for Pay Discrimination; Company Says Claims are ‘Political’

HR Daily Advisor

Department of Labor (DOL) has alleged in a lawsuit that tech company Oracle discriminates against employees and applicants on the basis of race and sex. Federal contractors are required to comply with all applicable anti-discrimination laws,” said Thomas M. The U.S.

Are You Buying a Lawsuit with ‘Big Data’? HR Must Ask the Right Questions

HR Daily Advisor

Employers are increasingly turning to analytics to aid in recruiting, hiring, and more. But with the federal government eyeing “big data” as a potential area needing nondiscrimination enforcement, experts say HR must ask the right questions before buying any products or services.

Jobseekers Do Not ‘Like’ Allegedly Biased Facebook Advertisements

HR Daily Advisor

In an effort to spread their message as widely as possible, an increasing number of employers are using social media to advertise job openings. Background on Discrimination and Ads. Nevertheless, lawyers have filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook and various employers.

Evaluating Whether You Should Hire Candidates with Past Criminal Histories

Cisive

percent, SHRM data says that more than 7.8 While this typically includes campaigns to specifically recruit diverse candidates, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, there is a trend towards recruiting candidates with past criminal histories. With nearly 700,000 people being released from jail and prison every year, employers are more open to hiring the formerly incarcerated. The Discrimination Consideration When Hiring Employees with a Criminal History.

How to Turn Pay Secrecy Obstacles Into Pay Transparency Opportunities

ExactHire HR Trends

Just as recently, I learned about the passage of a new employment law in the state of Massachusetts that bans employers from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history prior to offering the individual a job. Reconciling Individual Rights & Employer Interests.

How Your AI-Driven Recruiting Software Could Lead to Legal Trouble Instead of Better Candidates

Linkedin Talent Blog

The road to the courtroom can be paved with good intentions, says Jaimi Kerr , a director of employment law for LinkedIn. Jaimi says that as recruiters and hiring managers navigate the ever-changing topography of AI-driven tools, they need to understand what the law has to say about it.

HR documentation: A step-by-step guide

Insperity

Here’s why: It’s the story of your company’s interaction with each employee, from the start to end of employment. It’s your assurance that you’re in compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations. Many states, counties and cities have paid leave laws.