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. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)--Employee Relations Talent Acquisition Compliance Employment Law Technology--Compliance

Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?


If you own a business or are a HR manager, maintaining unified employee relations is integral to your company’s success. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively. Common employee issues HR should be tracking to avoid legal ramifications : 1) Conflict Management. Employee Relations Software

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

The HR Capitalist

Here's a rundown from the post : "In a panel at a conference organized by Fortune last week, Marc Benioff, the CEO of the cloud-based software company Salesforce, said that he recently ordered a review of all 17,000employees’ salaries to see if female employees’ pay was in line with those of male employees doing similar jobs. Department of Labor (DOL), available data suggests that women who work at Google suffer from "systemic compensation disparities" compared to their male peers.

Trump's First Labor Nominee: Burgers, Bikinis and Mocking Low Wage Workers.

The HR Capitalist

At the heart of some of the resistance to Puzder's nomination was a domestic abuse allegation from an ex-wife and some immigration concerns related to an undocumented housekeeper. He claims 75,000 people as employees in the U.S. Employee Relations Leadership Workplace

5 Reasons We Don’t Need HR Investigation Software


An automated process can be very simple to use and reduces redundant data entry, time spent creating notices to investigation participants, and final reports are generated for you, reducing time by up to 40%. Employee relations Harassment Human Resources Investigations

Are You Making the Most of Your HR Data? Here’s What Businesses Are Doing with HR Analytics

Evil HR Lady

HR data is a rapidly evolving field. We can even use predictive models to alert us to employees who are thinking about leaving before they resign. Despite the potential, the availability of data and tech can be overwhelming. Why do organizations collect HR data and how are they making the most of it? What Types of HR Data Should You Track? You can track just about everything, but you don’t want data overload.

Gender Pay Equality Lawsuits Prove Expensive for Companies


In 2017, former Google employees filed a class action suit against the tech giant for gender bias, citing lesser pay and slow growth opportunities for women to get promoted from within. Compensation Discrimination Pay inequality isn’t limited to Hollywood or the Silicon Valley. Studies have found that the pay gap widens for diversity and disability employees despite the Department of Labor’s (DOL) rulings that make such practices unlawful.

5 Reasons We Don’t Need HR Investigation Software


If you have ever had to defend your investigation process in response to a discrimination or harassment claim with the EEOC or a state agency, then you understand the fine line between having an effective, repeatable investigation process and using your process to obtain the information needed across all types of investigations. The two items that are most often on the top of the HR priority list are talent acquisition and employee performance/engagement.

4 Ways to Kill Employee Trust


A wide range of tools and technologies now in use by HR organizations around the world are collecting volumes of employee-related data. Additionally, what data a company collects and how they are used significantly impacts employee trust.

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#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy


In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HR and employee relations managers were sent scrambling. sexual harassment and/or discrimination has always been under the purview of HR, it has become a necessity for HR departments to not only tighten up or edify. #MeToo and the Workplace.

NLRB judge strikes down termination based on HIPAA violation

Ohio Employer's Law

Five letters that strike fear into the heart of anyone that handles employee medical information. That is, anyone except an NLRB judge passing judgment on whether an employer was justified in firing a union-supporting employee for clear HIPAA violations. The judge concluded that the employee’s HIPAA violation did not strip her of the Act’s protection. ADA genetic information discrimination labor relationsHIPAA.

A Full Guide to the HR Generalist

Digital HR Tech

Some companies keep the title to describe a person that performs the core people-related functions in the organization. Because recruiting is so visible, and every employee goes through this process, many people equate HR with recruiting. Employee Relations.

The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Code of Ethics in the Workplace


Every person seems to have a different threshold for what he/she considers to be “ethical” behavior, however it is of the utmost importance that an organization has a shared consensus of what ethical behavior is when dealing with its employees and customers.

GDPR and Security Measures to Safeguard HR Information


As an HR professional , there are a myriad of daily challenges in maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of employee data and information. This reality has been compounded by the recent rollout of the GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, a privacy law that took effect in the European Union on May 25, 2018. Intended to strengthen the protection of personal data, it replaces the national data protection laws with a new comprehensive set of guidelines.

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HR Discipline: When Employees Violate Safety Regulations


To Discipline or Not to Discipline: When Employees Violate Safety Regulations. Therefore, when employees do not comply with enforced safety rules and engage in high-risk behaviors (whether unknowingly or not), it could result in unnecessary hazards for themselves and the workers around them.

How to HR in a growing company – A guide for every size business


As your employee count increases, many of these nice-to-haves become necessities. Here’s how to HR in a growing company, broken down for every size business: Two to 19 employees. 20 to 49 employees. 50 to 99 employees. 100 or more employees. Two to 19 employees.

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?


About a year ago, employers relished a major win when the Supreme Court upheld class-action waivers in arbitration agreements , giving them the power to stop employees from banding together to file claims for work-related issues, instead forcing each to file an individual claim.

Are You Considering A Career In Human Resources?


Before I started my career in Human Resources , I had a perception that the HR lady sat behind a desk the entire day, listening to people complain about problems at work, pushing a box of tissues across the table to emotional employees and dispensing motherly advice. Employee Benefits.

Follow These Steps When a Complaint is Filed with the EEOC


As an HR manager or company owner, you would probably agree that one of the last things y ou’d want to deal with would be a discrimination charge notice from the EEOC. If one of your company’s applicants or employees feels that he/she has been a victim. Is Your Company At Risk?

Everything to know about Human Resource Management


It is designed to maximize employee performance in the service of an employer’s strategic objectives. It is aimed at synergizing the entire spectrum of creating, managing, and cultivating the employer-employee relationship. Utilization and Maintenance of Employee Workforce.

WIRTW #493 (the “Super Bowl” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Today’s goal: Strive to be the type of employer that engenders this type of loyalty in your employees. Discrimination. From Facebook to Monster – Age Discrimination in Social Media Job Ads. — Philly Off-Duty Employee Did WHAT? HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. When It Comes to Gender Equity in Workplace Activities, Shoot for Total Parity — via Employment Discrimination Report. Pros and Cons of “Friending” Employees Online — via HR Daily Advisor. HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #372 (the “bad work day” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Let’s go the replay : Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Can Employee Display a Confederate Flag on Facebook as Free Speech? Does a Supervisor’s Use of the Words “Historically” and “Old School” Prove Age Discrimination? — HR & Employee Relations.

Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process for HR


To refresh your memory, Title IX is a federal amendment from 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding, and directs how colleges and universities respond to sexual misconduct claims. This sensitive data requires that maximum security protocols are in place and that your information is protected at all times. Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process.

WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. Labor Department tells senators it’s too ‘complex’ to collect sexual harassment data — via Workplace Fairness. Age Discrimination Suit Because Job Posting Asked for “No More Than ‘X’ Years of Experience” — via Michigan Employment Law Advisor.

WIRTW #496 (the “troll” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Second Circuit: Title VII Bars Sexual Orientation Discrimination; Impact in Connecticut Muted — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Executive Employment and Discrimination — via Workplace Prof Blog.

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day. However, if you limit your appreciation efforts to 0.38% of a year’s working days, I can flat-out guarantee that your employees do not feel appreciated (even on their “special” day).

WIRTW #480 (the “another Fake ID” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. Sessions “Religious Freedom” and Title VII Guidance Will Legalize Discrimination Against LGBTQ Americans — via MomsRising. How Sensors and Data are Changing the Workplace — via TalentCulture. HR & Employee Relations.

Does the Ratio of CEO to Employee Pay Really Matter?

TLNT: The Business of HR

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently voted to require employers to disclose the pay gap between the CEO and his or her employees. Is the CEO-employee pay ratio a reliable measurement? This is not good press or a source of positive employee relations.

WIRTW #434 (the "Fruity Tunes" edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. The “Onionhead” case: Fringe beliefs and reverse religious discrimination by employers — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. HR & Employee Relations. Election: Where Are All the Owners Directing Their Employees How to Vote? —

WIRTW #363 (the “iron throne” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restrooms — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space A white employee tossed banana peels at work, and HE claims discrimination. I was a Sesame Street kid.

WIRTW #364 (the “almost famous” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Do You Hear What I Hear? Accent Discrimination in the Workplace. — via Fitzpatrick on Employment Law Can you sack an employee for having “friends with benefits”? —

When employees ask for a raise: 5 steps to a win-win outcome


When an employee asks you for a pay raise, it’s easy to feel taken off guard. If employees are frequently approaching you and inquiring about raises, the most likely culprit is that you lack a solid compensation philosophy. Regardless of whether your company offers annual merit increases, you should – at the very least – annually review employee salaries to ensure employees are being appropriately compensated according to your compensation policy.

WIRTW #388 (the “queen of all the world” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Alternate Work Schedules: The 9/80 Pay Plan — via Doug Hass’s The Day Shift DOL’s Wage Rule for Home Care Workers — via Health Employment and Labor Uber’s Dilemma: Are Workers Employees or Not? — I’ve decided that when I grow up, I want to be Norah.

WIRTW #404 (the “home is where is art is” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination HR 101: Temporary disabilities and the ADA — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Dilemma of the Month: When a Personal Matter Gets Professional — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas Preventing Discrimination For Dummies! —

WIRTW #365 (the “en français” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Well, that stinks! Doo-doo creates a discrimination claim. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog When Are Reasonable Accommodations NOT Required For a Disabled Employee? —

WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Have you heard the one about the coffee chain that wants its employees to engage customers about issues of race and racism in America?