New York City employers who use Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) tools in hiring employees will soon be subject to new regulations aimed at curbing discrimination. Local Law 144, which goes into effect on April 15, 2023, will require City employers to test their AI recruitment tools for bias and post the results publicly.Continue Reading New York City Employers: How Biased Is Your HR Software?
The New York Department of Labor has issued a new model sexual harassment policy for all employers in New York State. The new model, which was drafted in consultation with the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR), expands on the topics of sexual harassment as it pertains to gender identity, bystander intervention, and remote workers. The policy will become final after a 30-day comment period, at which point New York employers will need to familiarize themselves with the changes and incorporate them into workplace practices.Continue Reading New York State Department of Labor Issues New Model Sexual Harassment Policy
With the recent spread of the Omicron variant, public focus has turned to the question of whether and how quickly an employee can return to work after testing positive for COVID-19. But for some, including those who became ill before a vaccine was available, testing positive is just the beginning, as symptoms can persist for months on end and can affect the ability to partake in certain of life’s activities.Continue Reading EEOC Updates Guidelines on Whether “Long COVID” is a Disability Under the ADA