All Items: HR Management

  • First-of-Its-Kind Colorado Law Regulates AI in Employment

    May 20, 2024

    Starting in 2026, Colorado businesses that use artificial intelligence (AI) in certain employment decisions will be required to take reasonable care to protect employees and job applicants from "algorithmic discrimination."

  • DOL Urges Businesses to Involve Employees When Using AI in the Workplace

    May 16, 2024

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released a set of principles it says employers and developers should use when applying AI in the workplace, but it remains unclear whether these principles will carry regulatory force.

  • Noncompete Ban, PWFA Regulations and Other Rules Face Legal Challenges

    May 6, 2024

    Several employment regulations recently issued by federal agencies face challenges by states and business organizations. 

  • Court Blocks Illinois Equal Pay for Temporary Workers Law

    March 18, 2024

    A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) from enforcing provisions of a law that would have required staffing agencies to provide temporary employees the same wages and equivalent benefits as their clients' comparable employees.

  • FLSA and Data Breaches Lead Class Action Claims, Report Shows

    February 9, 2024

    Claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) continue to lead class action filings in 2023, while actions for data breaches and privacy violations have surged, according to a recent report on class action lawsuits.

  • The Cost of Violating Federal Employment Laws Is Going Up Again

    January 10, 2024

    Civil money penalties under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and other laws enforced by the US Department of Labor (DOL) are going up by 3% starting January 15.

  • Final Overtime Rule Coming in April 2024, DOL Says

    December 8, 2023

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) plans to have its overtime rule take effect 60 days after it is finalized, meaning it could be in force as soon as June 2024.

  • DOL Brings Its "Full Authority" to Bear on Child Labor

    December 7, 2023

    In cases where child labor violations do not result in a serious injury, the US Department of Labor DOL will now apply the maximum civil money penalty of $15,138 for each violation rather than for each child.

  • Biden Executive Order Calls for AI Regulation

    November 2, 2023

    President Biden recently issued an Executive Order calling for a coordinated approach to regulating the use of artificial intelligence (AI), including in employment.

  • Illinois Enacts Several New Employment Laws

    August 9, 2023

    Legislation recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker will expand leave for bereaving a child and for mourning victims of violent crime; establish new leave for organ donation; and provide protections for freelance workers and temporary workers.

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