Since the start of the year, a whole bunch of tech firms have been going through a series of layoffs. The New York Times recently did an article about how such layoffs were “shocking” to a whole generation of workers typically Millennials and Generation Z who had never experienced such change before. (Generation X and
Stop Asking For Date of Birth or Graduation Dates on Job Applications
Yesterday I talked about a new law that will impact the hiring process. But there’s another new law that employers need to comply with starting October 1, 2021. This one, though, is simpler than some of the others. If you want to look at the law itself, it’s Public Act 21-69.
The law amends existing…
The Dangers of QAnon and Conspiracy Theories in the Workplace
One of the stories to come out of the Capitol Attack earlier this month was the strong presence of QAnon supporters.
QAnon is a wide-ranging — and wholly untrue — conspiracy theory (online cult?) that posits that President Trump has been waging a secret war against elite Satinists and pedophiles in government and elsewhere. It…
Antitrust and Employment Law: A Match Made for…Prison?
Why do Human Resources Professionals and Employment Law Attorneys need to worry about antitrust law?
I’ll confess it’s not a question that many of us thought we would need to answer. I didn’t take the class on antitrust law in law school.
But over the last few years, antitrust law HAS been creeping more and…
Reward the Best Performers and Make Tough Decisions
Several years ago, I saw Bruce Springsteen in concert. (Remember those?)
It was over three hours long and by the time we were done, I remember turning to my friend and saying, “Now THAT was a concert.”
Then, a few years back, we were in New York for the weekend (remember weekends away?) and Bette…
With Deadline Upon Employers, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Is a Must
There’s just a few weeks to go (absent an extension) for employers to get their employees trained on sexual harassment prevention. October 1, 2020 will be here before you know it.
I’ve talked about it in prior posts so there should be no surprise.
And yet, with the pandemic, it’s easy to see how this…
Instead of a PEO, Consider Outsourced Human Resource Professionals
So, in my post last week, I noted that one of the speakers at a recent panel I was on had suggested using a PEO for startups.
And for some businesses, it may be worth the cost.
But the truth, of course, is that for many employers, PEOs aren’t the best choice. They may…
All the Ways Startups and New Employers Can Get Into Trouble
Last night, I had the opportunity (again) to sit on a panel discussion sponsored by the Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut (ABCT) to talk about operational challenges for new companies and the issues associated with hiring.
ABCT is one of those success stories in Connecticut that should get more press than it does. It’s…
Three Legal Areas to Think About When Using Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to talk about Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace at the CBIA’s HR Conference. There was a lot to cover in our discussion and a lot of takeaways too.
For those in Human Resources or in-house lawyers reviewing a company’s potential use of AI in the workplace, here are three…
Is AI Face-Scanning the Next “Big Thing” in Hiring Practices? Um, It’s Already Here
In just a few weeks, I’ll be speaking at the CBIA’s Employment Law Conference on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence & Analytics for HR: Recruiting, Retention & Engagement”.
As I was speaking to the moderator about potential subjects of our discussion, we were arguing over whether AI is something for the future or something…