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Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

HR Examiner

“Allowing machines to participate in and perhaps even dictate decisions in Human Resources raises a host of ethical considerations. Small hints of social class unmeasured in the core data can prompt a skew within a given category. The Tendency Of Data Models To Skew (Bias).

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.

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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.

EEOC to Tackle Use of Big Data in Employment


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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EEOC Will Collect Pay Data From W-2s


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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How technology is helping solve the compliance conundrum


Keeping up with compliance , a moving target within the human resource space, affects employers of all sizes. Caring for the Elderly, Complying with the Law. Employment Law HR Technology Performance Management Talent Management Top Stories

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Friday Five: Human and Non-Human Resources


Human resources is an increasingly data and technology-driven field. Strategic HR requires smart, big data analytics. And employer branding is more and more driven by candidate and worker technology preferences: texting, social media and more.

Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

HR Counselor's Corner

Cybersecurity” is a bit like plumbing: most everybody thinks it’s a great idea, but we don’t really give it much thought beyond that until something goes horribly wrong, like a data breach. Why would a hacker want to steal data from little-old-me?” By Benjamin Orsatti, Esq.,

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?

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.

OT rule injunction: 5 things you may not (but should) know about it

HR Morning

Ever since a federal court judge in Texas issued an injunction, which froze the implementation of the DOL’s new overtime rule, info has come to light that employers — especially those who’ll wait to implement payroll changes until the smoke clears — need to know. .

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.

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.

Hey New York! A New Year Means New Workplace Laws


New York employers and business owners should be aware of all the new employment laws taking effect in 2020, as well as, laws already on the book this year, to be sure they’re compliant. For all other employers in the state of New York, it will rise to $885.00

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.

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.

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. Human Resources will play an important role as they evaluate jobs, classes, and titles – and may even find themselves presenting to boards.

Diversity, Inclusion and The Workplace

HR Counselor's Corner

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces laws for employers that protects individual employees in the workplace based on specified social classes that may face discrimination. The latest data shows that likelihood has grown to 21%.

Best Defense Is Good Offense: Preparing Your Office for Legal Sports Betting

HR Daily Advisor

Supreme Court recently struck down a federal law that prohibited sports betting, thereby paving the way for states to legalize the practice. The Court’s ruling opened the door for states to pass laws permitting sports betting throughout the nation. Employment Law gambling

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


When you first start a company, amid the excitement and many competing priorities, you may not be considering the vital role of human resources (HR) in growing a company. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

Filling out those EEO-1s stinks. But, it could be worse…

The Employer Handbook

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with whom I am spending the day today in Atlanta at the 22nd annual Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Training Conference. Do you have questions about filing your EEO-1 pay data for 2017 and 2018? For example, you could like this employer, which now faces an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit brought by the EEOC. At least that employer has a chance to defend itself. By U.S.

Business Group Says New EEO-1 is ‘Useless’

HR Daily Advisor

Compensation data that employers may have to provide the federal government next year will not help combat pay discrimination as intended, according to the nation’s largest business group. The EEOC estimated that it would cost employers about $53.5

EEOC Provides Guidance on Mental Health Conditions and Work


Employers cannot discriminate or harass applicants or employees with protected conditions, and reasonable accommodation may also be required. According to the EEOC, discrimination based on mental health conditions is rising. One in five Americans has a mental health illness.

3 Takeaways from the 2019 ASHHRA Conference


The 2019 American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Conference took place this past week in the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois. Staying Ahead of Medical Marijuana Law Developments. Aligning Employer Branding, Data Analytics and LEAN for Strategic HR.

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. Someone has to keep up with the changing laws that affect your business.

Will Outlawing Questions About Pay History Narrow the Gender Pay Gap?

HR Daily Advisor

New York City is the most recent addition to the list of jurisdictions that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. The restriction on pay history inquiries is intended to shift an employer’s focus from a history-based offer to a market-based offer. .

Recordkeeping for the Newly Nonexempt Effective December 1, 2016

HR Daily Advisor

Every employer covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must keep certain records for each covered, nonexempt worker. Employers will need to keep specific records for these newly nonexempt employees. Additional Resources.

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.

WIRTW #406 (the “April Fools” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. Lighten up, baby,” and other harassment “best practices” for employers — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Hiring Felons: 6 Rules Employers Need to Know — via ERC Insights Blog. What employers need to know about Generation Z — via

WIRTW #383 (the “iOS” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Thanks to iOS 9, you now have a new way to read the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog. Within that News app, search for “Ohio Employer’s Law Blog” and you’ll be able to read all of my daily updates in Apple-land. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog What employers need to know about transgender discrimination — via EmployerLINC Is Your Federal Contracting Business Covered by OFCCP Affirmative Action Rules? —

Roadmap to Better HR Compliance

CIC Plus

As employment laws and regulations increase, so does your risk of penalties for non-compliance. Staying compliant with federal, state, and local laws and regulations requires work. Appoint a data steward to ensure compliance for processes, and for asking any questions.

Critical Updates for I-9 and E-Verification Compliance


Over the past two years, federal laws and policies related to citizenship and immigration enforcement have had several changes. In mid-2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

Managing Pay Equity in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Pay equity is getting more attention in the media, and as the public becomes more aware of the pay gap issue, employees are raising questions internally with employers, according to Joseph Beachboard and Lara de Leon of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

WIRTW #407 (the “cumin” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination EEOC v. Flambeau , Voluntary Plans, the Insurance Safe Harbor, and the Future of Wellness Programs — via Employment Matters Blog Is Your Workplace Wellness Plan Worth the Risk? — via Employment Law Lookout Social Media & Workplace Technology.

What’s New and Critical for in I-9 and E-Verification Compliance


Over the past two years, federal laws and policies related to citizenship and immigration enforcement have had several changes. HR and legal teams have had to struggle to keep up to date on changes specifically related to I-9 and E-Verify on the federal level, but also applicable changes in state laws. In mid-2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The date employment was terminated.