Hiring Discrimination

Fixing Bias in AI

It was reported recently that Amazon shut down an AI-powered recruitment system because it discriminated against women. The system was designed to look at a collection of resumes and pick the best candidates, but most of those it picked were…

How Not to Write a Job Posting

Seventh Circuit Holds That the ADEA Also Covers Job Applicants, Not Just Employees Employers should keep an eye on a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit holding that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act covers…

DOL Sues to Get Google Comp Info

Google is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for allegedly failing to turnover documents relating to compensation of employees at its Silicon Valley headquarters. The suit announced today charges that Google provided a September 1,  2015 “compensation snapshot,”…

4.2 Million More Workers Must Be Paid OT

The Department of Labor unveiled its much anticipated new overtime rule Tuesday night, declaring that 4.2 million more workers will soon have to be paid overtime. The rule, an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act, will officially be announced…

New OFCCP Pay Transparency Rules In Effect

The nascent trend toward pay transparency has a friend in the U.S. government, which now prohibits its contractors from discriminating against or punishing employees or job applicants for discussing or disclosing their pay. The OFCCP last week began enforcing Executive Order…