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AI Hiring: Bias in the Code

HR Examiner

“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. Small hints of social class unmeasured in the core data can prompt a skew within a given category. The law requires this.

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).

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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. And the agency’s making good on that threat: Here are recent settlements of sex discrimination lawsuits that will cost four companies a total of $4.2 million and provide other relief to settle a class sex discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC).

#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. LinkedIn data can predict how likely you are to quit, and it’s being sued to keep it public – Quartz. Tags: Employment law, Discrimination.

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.” ” In human resources, “big data” may be used during the hiring process. Or big data can be used to crunch social media profiles, records of employment, online resume profiles and tests.

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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. The first deadline for the new 2017 EEO-1 report will be March 31, 2018, which gives employers 18 months to prepare. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content.

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The most common employee documents used at trial

Business Management Daily

Human Resource record-keeping requirements can be confusing. laws require companies to keep documents for specific timeframes. Compliance with these laws is essential for both your company and yourself. The contents of an employee file should consist of: Application for employment. Equal Employment Opportunity records. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and civil rights laws are in place to prevent employment discrimination.

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. Recent case law and changes surrounding FCRA.

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. As a mother and former high school teacher, I figured I had all the requisite skills to be a wonderful Human Resources person. And then I started working in Human Resources….

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. So this week I thought we’d look at HR and technology (as opposed to HR tech) and the intersection of human and not so human resources. Wearables at Work: Data Privacy and Employment Law Implications.

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?” In fact, a 2015 study determined that 43% of intentional data breaches (“cyberattacks”) have had small businesses as their targets. Businesses, 3 E-Commerce and Internet Law (2019 update). By Benjamin Orsatti, Esq.,

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. Disability discrimination complaints topped the list, followed by gender and retaliation claims. Employment Law EEOC Enforcement Priorities nondiscrimination pay

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. One of the ways a modern recruiting system achieves this is by requesting EEO data from your candidates, and keeping it confidential. Data Security. Bob has over 11 years of experience in the human resources field.

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

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.

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. But the technology social media uses also can lead employers to exclusion, rather than inclusion, if they’re not careful. . Social recruiting is about reaching candidates with niche expertise and experience, not about discrimination.

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. . Here are five things employers must keep in mind following the injunction : 1. Some states require employers to provide workers with advance notice of changes in their pay.

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

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. Employers who downloaded the new revision of Form I-9 after November 17, 2016, should be fine, though it doesn’t hurt to double check. Employment Law President Trump

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. The intent behind the law is to prevent future pay inequity obstacles for women and minorities, as it makes it impossible for an applicant’s prior history (of being potentially underpaid) to follow them around to future employers.

Your Due Diligence HR Compliance Checklist

HR Digest

Every organization needs to follow an HR Compliance Checklist to stay updated with current laws and regulations. It’s understandable that for startups, it’s not feasible to run a full-fledged HR department due to lack of resources. To make things easier for you, we’ve split up this HR compliance checklist into key human resources functions so it’s easier to delegate tasks to the right departments and people. Form I-9 employment eligibility verification procedures.

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. A recent study , from consulting firm Deloitte, found that one-third of employers are using some form of data to make HR decisions. and (2) experts that analyze an employer’s workforce.

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. For every size business, there are certain laws and regulations you must adhere to or risk financial or legal penalty. Applicable employment laws. Applicable employment laws.

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.

EEOC Provides Guidance on Mental Health Conditions and Work


The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced the publication of a resource document, “ Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights ”, that explains workplace rights for applicants and employees who suffer with mental health conditions. Employers cannot discriminate or harass applicants or employees with protected conditions, and reasonable accommodation may also be required.

COVID-19 pandemic: How to prepare your business


By being well versed in the facts, business leaders can play a critical role in soothing employees’ concerns, modeling healthy behaviors and keeping their workplaces relatively productive – all while not running afoul of related laws and regulations. Helpful resources: CDC’s list of printable posters and fact sheets on protecting against respiratory illnesses. Potentially helpful resources: How to manage unexpected changes in the workplace.

The Role of HR in Compliance


To keep your business operating successfully, small business owners everywhere are responsible for remaining compliant with a host of laws, restrictions, and regulations on the state, federal, and international levels. These responsibilities usually fall to HR, and cover everything from employment laws to worker safety to mandated business filings. data-container = "body" data-toggle = "popover" data-offset = "" data-html = "true" data-placement = "right" data-content = "">.

5 Most Common Legal Problems at Work

Corn on the Job

If you are employed at any workplace, whether it be a fast-food restaurant or a corporate office, you are entitled to certain rights and treatments that fall within the guidelines of federal and state law, as well as your human resources employee handbook. . In this case, an employment law attorney would help you stand up for your rights and get the compensation you deserve. Discrimination or Harassment.

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 on healthcare changes, inform employees in a timely fashion, and be their resource for questions toward the end of the year when they choose new plans and again when those plans go into effect.

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. . It’s an improvement from 1979, the first year that comparable earning data were available. The new law takes effect October 31, 2017.

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? —

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. There is no required form for the records, but the records must include accurate information about the employee and data about the hours worked and the wages earned. Additional Resources. Employment Documentation: A Q&A with Susan Fentin.

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. 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. Aligning Employer Branding, Data Analytics and LEAN for Strategic HR.

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. New Complaint Highlights Continuing Battle over Pay Disparity by Gender in Sports — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Welcome to the intersection of ADA and FMLA — via Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook Blog.

WIRTW #386 (the “onion” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Fifth Circuit Establishes “Snapshot” and Contemporaneous Documentation Requirements for Employers — via Laconic Law Blog Alcoholism and the ADA — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space Employees Under The Influence: Disabled But Not Unfireable — via Employment Discrimination Report Can a Corporation Pursue a Retaliation Claim? — I’ve the reading the Onion for years.