What can you say during a reference check?

Stratus

Reference calls: what can you legally say? Laura Meier Lancaster is here today to give managers advice on how to talk to reference checkers about their former employees. Have you ever been called for a reference check on a former employee? What is a reference check?

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‘Impossible Demands’ Lead to Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

HR Daily Advisor

That documentation may come in the form of physical or mental examinations—commonly referred to as fitness-for-duty examinations. Chapter 151B, the state law prohibiting employment discrimination, including discrimination based on a disability. by John S. Gannon.

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Justify a Job Offer’s Salary with Data

Visier

Candidates are approaching job offer negotiations with unprecedented levels of insight and confidence: The US unemployment rate has reached a historic low, and individuals now have instant access to compensation data via websites like Glassdoor and Salary.com.

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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?

EEOC Will Collect Pay Data From W-2s

HRWatchdog

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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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.

EEO Reporting: Requirement to Collect Pay Data by Race and Gender Halted

HRWatchdog

Pay data will not be required on the 2017 EEO-1. We don’t believe it would actually help us gather information about wage and employment discrimination.” ” What Was the EEO-1 Pay Data Rule. However, employers will not be required to provide pay data.

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.,

Sensing age discrimination at work? Maybe try changing your date of birth

Steve Boese

Here in the US, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) specifically forbids workplace age discrimination against people who are age 40 and over. The law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. But despite the ADEA's intentions, we all kind of know that age discrimination still happens in workplaces.

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

HR Daily Advisor

In December 2017, the Communications Workers of America and three individuals filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in California against companies they claim are unlawfully discriminating against people because of age.

Social Media Background Checks: Are They Okay – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

She’s helped us on several occasions and this post about the importance of job references is still one of my favorites. It is illegal under the FCRA and discrimination laws to use the information you find to discriminate against someone because of a protected class.

5 Legal Lessons to Consider When Handling Millennial Background Checks

TLNT: The Business of HR

Information about a candidate’s religious affiliation, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or health condition may all be prohibited under state and federal anti-discrimination laws. Digital Natives and age discrimination.

What are “Ban the Box” Laws?

HR Daily Advisor

The “box” in question refers to a checkbox on an application asking about whether the applicant has any criminal convictions.) Hiring & Recruiting HR Policies & Procedures discrimination employer hiring recruiting

Five Millennial Background Screening Challenges

TalentCulture

Information about religious affiliation, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or health condition may all be prohibited under anti-discrimination laws. Digital Natives And Age Discrimination. Millennials are not direct targets for age discrimination.

5 HR Trends and Best Practices

Tandem HR

In addition to providing you with background information and data, we’ve included insight into best practices in each of these areas. Harassment and Discrimination. The first step is to develop an anti-harassment and discrimination policy.

10th Circuit: Employers Must Accommodate Pregnant Employees Who Have Restrictions

HR Daily Advisor

Her supervisor said he could no longer accommodate her lifting restriction and referred her to HR. Rose was given the operator job description and a chemical data sheet to review with her doctor.

Future Friday: AI is not as perfect or unbiased as you may think

OmegaHR Solutions

In his article 4 challenges Artificial Intelligence must address , Ben Dickson says: Machine Learning, the popular branch of AI that is behind face recognition algorithms, product suggestions, advertising engines, and much more, depends on data to train and hone its algorithms….The

Employee Voluntarily Quits, Could She Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

HR Daily Advisor

Shiloh Community Development Corporation hired “Raegan” to work as a part-time data manager in February 2014. In October, Shiloh learned that certain data Raegan had supposedly entered into the computer had gone missing.

EEOC Outlook for 2018: What Should Employers Expect from the Agency?

HR Daily Advisor

During their confirmation hearings, neither Dhillon nor Gade would commit to whether the law does or should protect LGBT individuals from discrimination and harassment. Referring to the U.S. EEO-1 Pay Data Collection. Diversity Insight 2018 EEO-1 report pay data rules

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

In doing so, they risk laying a foundation for the next crisis, whether it involves other forms of harassment, or discrimination and retaliation. Yellow refers to a creepy vibe or unsavory look. ” Lisa Gelobter, CEO and Co-Founder of tEQuitable “created an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.” Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

In doing so, they risk laying a foundation for the next crisis, whether it involves other forms of harassment, or discrimination and retaliation. Yellow refers to a creepy vibe or unsavory look. ” Lisa Gelobter, CEO and Co-Founder of tEQuitable “created an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.” Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

Top 10 Reasons to Test Adverse Impact Correctly

HRExecutive

” Archer — an employment-discrimination litigator, legal coach and creator of the EEO Legal Solutions website — is very passionate about imparting what she knows about navigating your way through the ever-more-aggressive EEOC. discrimination EEOC hiring HR profession

Learning Corner With Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why It’s Important to Include Age in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Cornerstone On Demand

In an AARP survey of adults over 45, 61% of respondents said that they had seen or personally experienced age discrimination. We know that language matters—that we see things, in part, by the way we refer to them—and that words can hurt.

25 HR Compliance Terms to Know for 2018

ClearCompany HRM

Intended to remedy the effects of past discrimination or underutilization of women and minorities. Ban the Box: Refers to the box to be checked on a job application asking if an applicant has a criminal record.

EEO: Everything you need to know to be an equal opportunity employer

Workable

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) refers to fair, unbiased treatment in the workplace. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against existing or potential employees based on protected characteristics, including: Race / color.

Is it Time to Update Your Time & Attendance Policy?

nettime solutions

Having written time & attendance policies can make it easier for workers to refer to them if they have questions, rather than needing to check with managers. In other words, when a manager can refer to a policy, an employee is less likely to feel singled out.

The ClearCompany Authoritative Guide to HR Technology Terms

ClearCompany HRM

Why it’s important: Having all your HR data in one place can help with payroll, employee records and even help protect your company when it comes to overtime protections for your workers. A CSV file is sometimes referred to as a flat file. What does Core HR refer to?

Cafe Classic: The Duckbilled Platypuses of Compensation

Compensation Cafe

Recently, some have referred to these people as “purple squirrels”. More than a unicorn, or even a hybrid, duckbilled platypus jobs combine skills so eclectic they won’t fit into any standard compensation data set. Editor's Note: You thought hybrid jobs were a challenge!

Harnessing the Power of Pay Comparisons to Drive Productivity?

Compensation Cafe

I'm a long-time proponent of pay process transparency , but have been skeptical of publishing employee-level data. The central idea underlying Hyll's hypothesis is that workers derive satisfaction (deprivation) if they do better (worse) than members of their reference group.

Why should employers care about the the gender pay gap?

Workable

They represent old data. Nurul, one of the data analysts, looked around at the cards. Gender discrimination in the form of pay disparities can tank a company’s brand, in the form of Glassdoor comments, employee discrimination lawsuits and bad publicity.

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

HRWatchdog

Salary Data: Legitimate Uses. In addition, salary data can be used as a reference regarding whether the employee’s expectations of compensation far exceed what the employer can realistically offer.

What is unconscious bias in the workplace, and how can we tackle it?

cipHR

But we display unconscious bias when we favour or discriminate against people because of these influences without even realising it. Attribution bias : This refers to how we perceive our actions and those of others. Confirmation bias : This refers to our tendency to look for evidence that backs up our initial opinion of someone, while overlooking information that contradicts our view.

The #1 Way Small and Medium Businesses Save Time

Synergy

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. Your HR Department Can Improve Information Security and Prevent Data Loss.

How Nations Differ In Their Strategic Approaches To AI Adoption

Business2Community

On the one hand, the AI industry is facing tremendous challenges and impediments, including: The lack of quality data and computational powers; Big data safety; Human capital: a strong demand for HR reskilling and upskilling, as well as strategies to address future unemployment as a result of robotics and AI evolution; Intellectual property: new realms and perspectives as well as new types of AI copyright infringements.

A Full Guide to Compensation and Benefits

Digital HR Tech

Compensation and benefits refer to the benefits a firm provides to its employees in exchange for their labor. Most often, compensation and benefits (commonly referred to as comp & benefits) fall under the responsibility of the Human Resources department.