Rap Music in the Workplace – can it create a hostile work environment?

Excerpted from a Shawe Rosenthal LLP Blog by Evan Conder Is the playing specific rap music in the workplace discriminatory on the basis of sex if it offends women? A former Tesla employee has asked the U.S. District Court for Nevada to answer “yes” to that question after filing suit against her former employer alleging […]

Bill of Rights for “Information Age” – White House outlines AI design and use

Excerpted from a Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Blog by Kevin J. White and Daniel J. Butler It’s no secret legislators and regulatory agencies have taken note of companies’ increasing reliance on Artificial Intelligence (AI). In the employment context, vendors market AI as an efficiency tool that can streamline HR processes and guard against human bias […]

Employers and weed crime pardons: background checks explained

Excerpted from a Bloomberg Law Blog by Paige Smith President Joe Biden’s much-ballyhooed move to pardon people charged with federal offenses for simple marijuana possession could mean renewed hopes for thousands of people with these convictions who may have been denied employment opportunities. The White House said the pardons could impact more than 6,500 people, […]

Background Screening 101 – the end of summer edition!

It’s hard to believe, but the long, hot summer is coming to an end. With that, let’s cover a few basics about background screening or, as we like to call it – our latest edition of “Background Screening 101.” What’s the law? Specifically, federal law does not restrict background checks of applicants and employees as […]