Artificial Intelligence (AI) might be the most popular phrase of the year, but it is undoubtedly here to stay. We are seeing companies experiment with using AI in the workplace, which often raises questions like, How can employers use AI?Continue Reading What does AI mean for HR?
By: Ashley Long, 2023 Summer Law Clerk, and Katie Busbee
Employers required to annually submit EEO-1 reports now have more time to compile their 2022 reports. Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a notice stating that…Continue Reading 2022 EEO-1 Deadline Delayed
Employers faced with requests from employees for a religious accommodation to an employment requirement, policy or practice are now required to apply a new undue hardship analysis when considering whether to grant or deny the request. In a unanimous opinion…Continue Reading SCOTUS Issues New Undue Hardship Standard for Religious Accommodation Requests
In case you missed our latest employment law webinar, here is a recap of the legislative updates and hot topics employers need to keep an eye on this year.
With the potential economic slowdown, we have already seen…Continue Reading 2023 Employment Law Hot Topics
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a revised “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” Poster on October 20, 2022, replacing its previous “EEO is the Law” Poster, which must be posted by all employers immediately. The Poster summarizes…
Continue Reading Notice to Employers: EEOC Requires Employers to Remove “EEO is the Law” Poster, Replace it with Revised “Know Your Rights” Poster
Many employers use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to reduce bias in hiring, yet studies indicate some AI is discriminating on the basis of disability. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have determined employers using AI…
Continue Reading AI Used in Hiring May Discriminate Against Applicants with Disabilities; EEOC and DOJ Issue Guidance for Employers
Employers considering mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for their employee population may decide the practical issues giving rise to such a mandate would not be worth it, at least at this time. Many reasons justify a mandatory vaccination policy, such as a…
Continue Reading Employers Are Legally Permitted to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations, But Should They?
On December 16, the EEOC issued updated guidance addressing how employers may handle COVID-19 vaccinations. Importantly, the EEOC appears to acknowledge that employers may implement mandatory vaccination programs (i.e., require proof that an employee has been vaccinated) so long as…
Continue Reading EEOC – Employers Can Require Proof of COVID Vaccination, with Some Exceptions
Vaccines and health screenings are medical examinations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An employer requiring a vaccine must do so for a legitimate business reason or as required to protect the workplace under analysis of the ADA’s “direct…
Continue Reading Should Employers implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies?
South Carolina has passed another state law protecting working mothers, this time in the form of supporting mothers who want to express breast milk in the workplace. Governor McMaster recently signed the bill into law, effective June 25, 2020.