Jun 15, 2022 | Neil Reichenberg, HRCI Contributing Writer
Wage Theft Legislation Advances in Congress
A committee in the House of Representatives approved legislation designed to prevent wage theft and enable those impacted by it to recover lost wages. The Justice Department issued guidance on the use of artificial intelligence in making hiring decisions and the possible impact on people with disabilities. The Labor Department updated guidance on the availability of FMLA leave to address mental health conditions. Two recent studies detailed the positive feedback from both charging parties and respondents who used the EEOC’s online mediation programs.
Jun 13, 2022 | Amy S. Dufrane, Ed.D., SPHR, CAE, CEO of HRCI
HR News Roundup- May 2022
Stories that caught our eye in May include one on the importance of “push-pull” leadership from the Harvard Business Review. We also were intrigued by a story in Fortune detailing research that found D&I programs designed to help women move up in leadership may actually hurt their professional trajectory. And we found a story in the National Law Review about a jump in COVID take-home lawsuits interesting.
May 27, 2022 | Amy S. Dufrane, Ed.D., SPHR, CAE, CEO of HRCI
Psychological Safety in the Workplace
May 24, 2022 | Neil Reichenberg, HRCI Contributing Writer
EEOC Issues Guidance on Disability Discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is providing technical assistance concerning the possible disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) due to employers’ using artificial intelligence tools.
May 11, 2022 | Neil Reichenberg, HRCI Contributing Writer
House Passes Arbitration & Retirement Legislation
The US House of Representatives has passed legislation that would end mandatory arbitration agreements in employment and other disputes. The House of Representatives also has passed retirement reform legislation that is designed to provide additional retirement security to employees. Due to the increase in inflation, the IRS has announced that the health savings accounts limits will be increased by 5.5% in 2023. The Department of Labor prevailed in a misclassification case against a medical staffing agency.