Amazon sued over refusal to hire California sex offenders

Excerpted from a Reuters Blog by Daniel Wiessner, Inc. is facing a proposed class action claiming it illegally used a California sex offender website to conduct background checks on job applicants. Miguel Lerma, who was convicted of rape nearly a decade ago, filed a complaint in Los Angeles federal court last Thursday claiming Amazon […]

5 HR challenges for 2022

Excerpted from a Benefits Pro Blog by Sandy Kaminski In the past 18 months, things have changed faster than anyone could have anticipated. COVID-19, the social landscape and technological advancements have turned the world upside down. HR managers have been thrown into the midst of national cultural changes and economic currents while trying to find […]

EEOC update: Artificial intelligence and discrimination

Excerpted from a Venable LLP blog by Thomas H. Strong and Robin L.S. Burroughs On October 28, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced an initiative to ensure the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in hiring and employment decisions complies with federal civil rights laws. The EEOC says the initiative will guide applicants, employees, […]

Companies are so desperate to fill jobs they’re getting rid of drug tests

Excerpted from a Money article by Julia Glum The global labor shortage has made work perks all but essential for companies scrambling to fill open roles. But in addition to promises of higher wages, flexible schedules and free college tuition for workers, one hurdle to getting a job is disappearing. In a survey out Tuesday […]