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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.

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


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? Expanding the Recruiter Toolkit.

Recruiting Best Practices- Your Technology and You


Acquiring new talent in your organization requires you to navigate around laws regarding discrimination, confidentiality of candidate information and a fiscal responsibility to your organization through timely hires and adherence to salary expectations. Data Security.

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. EEOC also charged that Mavis failed to make, keep and preserve employment records.

AI can deliver recruiting rewards, but at what legal risk?


Do AI-based tools in recruiting and hiring really outperform human decision-making? And if they do, could they potentially expose HR and employers to the same types of discrimination issues that can impact hiring driven by people, not algorithms?

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


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.

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Background Screening for HR and Recruiting Leaders


HR and recruiting leaders are wholly invested in compliance when it comes to background screening and employment law. Which laws regulate the employment and background screening process? Companies must consider both Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for collecting, using, and disposing of background check information. Why do some employment screening checks take longer than others?

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever


Because compliance is changing so quickly on the state and federal level, HR departments are finding it more and more challenging to keep up with current regulations and changes to employment law. A vendor partner can be the HR practitioner’s best support to help navigate the fast-moving legal compliance landscape that includes background screening, reference checks, and employment verification. Complex state and city laws. A recruiter’s location when they’re asking?

Making Social Media Work for You—Not Against You—in Recruiting for Diversity

HR Daily Advisor

Achieving a diverse workforce and learning how to use social media to recruit talent are two common goals for employers. Gone are the days when employers would specify an age, gender, or other characteristic in a newspaper help-wanted ad.

Bass Pro to Pay $10.5M for Discriminatory Hiring Practices and Retaliation

HR Daily Advisor

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that alleged Bass Pro discriminated on the basis of race in its hiring and recruiting practices at its retail stores and then unlawfully retaliated against employees who opposed those practices.

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.

EEOC Slows Enforcement, But Makes Headway on Backlog

HR Daily Advisor

Preliminary data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that in Fiscal Year 2016, it filed fewer lawsuits and resolved fewer claims outside of court than it has in recent years, despite an increase in charges filed. Employers also paid less monetary relief.

Immigration Week in Review: ‘Buy American, Hire American,’ I-9 Form Errors, and an H-1B’s Nest of News

HR Daily Advisor

Meanwhile, cap-exempt employers may continue to submit petitions for H-1B workers; however, note that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily suspended premium processing for these petitions—a suspension that may last for up to 6 months.

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.

EEOC Approves Strategic Enforcement Plan


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.

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.

Important 2018 EU Labor Law Changes – Part 1

Global Upside

Every year there are changes to EU labor laws and 2018 is no exception. This series works to provide an overview and insight into key changes that will impact companies who employ EU citizens. Here are some of the most noteworthy changes and proposed changes to stay on top of in HR and labor law, that we’d like to share. Listed here are some of the changes, both actual and proposed, that we discussed related to labor and employment law. EU Data Protection.

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


In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR. For every size business, there are certain laws and regulations you must adhere to or risk financial or legal penalty. Applicable employment laws.

Evaluating Whether You Should Hire Candidates with Past Criminal Histories


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. At a time when the unemployment rate is 3.8

Jobseekers Do Not ‘Like’ Allegedly Biased Facebook Advertisements

HR Daily Advisor

Recruiting top talent to your organization can be a difficult task. 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.

Who’s Calling, Please? DFEH Will Survey Employers About Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies


The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will conduct a telephonic survey of California employers to ask questions about their anti-harassment and diversity policies. Employers will be selected randomly for the phone interviews.

6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace


The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals 40 and over from discrimination in any decision made during the full cycle of employment – including everything from hiring, termination, pay, job duties and beyond. Fifty years after its enactment, one in four discrimination claims are still related to ageism, according to the EEOC. Follow these tips to help prevent age discrimination in your organization.

How Background Checks Can Land Your Business In Hot Water


While background screenings can provide valuable insight on your applicants, it’s vital that these investigations and subsequent hiring decisions are handled with great care to comply with applicable laws and EEOC guidelines. Non-compliance of policies with anti-discrimination laws.

Upcoming HR Events Ireland & UK, April 2018


DisruptHR Cork believes that the way employers have approached people and talent in the past, will not be how it is done in the future. Education Law Update . Understand the relevance of recent case law to your school and the work that you do. Sources of employment law.

Most Important Developments in HR for 1/17


But it’s also a reflection of how allegations of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace are often received, despite data that supports an increasing number of claims in recent years.

3 Takeaways from the 2019 ASHHRA Conference


Staying Ahead of Medical Marijuana Law Developments. Jill Lashay, a labor and employment law attorney at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC , discussed the ongoing conflict between the federal law and state medical marijuana laws.

The #1 Way Small and Medium Businesses Save Time


This includes discrimination and harassment training for today’s charged climate, managerial training for those who supervise others, soft skills training that helps the company communicate, and much more. Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding.

Are You Considering A Career In Human Resources?


The following is a description of the most common specialties in Human Resources : Recruiting. IT recruiters in particular are in high demand because technology changes so rapidly and understanding the myriad job functions in IT is an esoteric skill.

Friday Five: Human and Non-Human Resources


Human resources is an increasingly data and technology-driven field. Recruiting now makes good use of machine intelligence, improving candidate search and diversity outcomes. Strategic HR requires smart, big data analytics. What do you do with all this data?

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.

The Compliance Challenge of Political Events

NGA Human Resources

Changes to the workforce dynamic have been hot topics for discussion and this has led to growing uncertainty about the impact the new administration's initiatives will have on employment laws, and related compliance.

Raising the Bar: Eliminating ‘Unconscious Bias’ in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Many people are unsure of the exact meaning of this term or they think it is some new age concept or perhaps the latest buzzword describing a new form of discrimination in the workplace. Ensure handbooks include the company’s anti-bias/discrimination policy.

Illinois law regulating use of AI in hiring goes into effect


A new Illinois law places requirements on employers who video record interviews with job applicants and then use an artificial intelligence system to analyze the responses, demeanor, and mannerisms of the prospective employees. The law went into effect January 1, 2020.

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The salary history ban: 5 steps to determine pay in the don’t-ask era


More and more states are adopting laws that prohibit asking job candidates about their salary history. The laws are part of a recent effort to fight gender discrimination and narrow the pay gap between men and women. It’s important to note that the ban may only apply to public employers or government contractors in some locations. Keep in mind that these websites often rely on self-reported salary data, and people typically overinflate their salaries.

WIRTW #353 (the “sphere of influence” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Earlier this week, Moodvise published its list of the The 100 Most Influential People in HR and Recruiting on Twitter. via Texas Employment Law Blog Union Membership Declines In 2014 — via Labor Relations Today NLRB: Employers may terminate employees for insubordinate social media messages — via Technology for HR. I clocked in at a respectable #83.

WIRTW #415 (the “CB + TMR = ????”) edition

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Transgender & Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII — via Employment Essentials. SCOTUS May Have Made it Easier for Employers to Recoup Legal Fees in Discrimination Suits — via The Emplawyerologist.