Andrea is a recruiter. She hired both Jamal and Vanessa as marketing managers. Jamal and Vanessa started at about the same time and have basically the same level of experience. At their previous companies, Jamal made more than Vanessa. Still, when Andrea worked to develop the offers, she made sure that both Jamal and Vanessa each got $5,000 more than what they earned at their prior employers. No problem, right?
The growing fear of the coronavirus requires recruiting leaders to prepare for an increase in discrimination against Asian candidates and to become aware of how far this fear could severely hurt global recruiting and local diversity efforts. Also expect real travel restrictions and an increased fear of flying to increase the need for more remote video interviews.
On Monday, a U.S. District judge ruled that Uber, Postmates, and other companies operating in the gig economy could suffer “irreparable harm” as a result of California’s AB5 statute, which has the impact of forcing companies to reclassify independent contractors as employees.
Due to recent developments, it appears that a California Consumer Privacy Act (which I wrote about on ERE) amendment exempting employee and job applicant data will not be as robust as once envisioned. More specifically, it appears that the proposed amendment — AB 25 — has been revised to provide that the CCPA willapply to the personal information of employees and other personnel. However, there are new nuances that employers should be aware of and prepare for now.
The California Consumer Privacy Act is a new privacy regulation that will go into effect on January 1, 2020, and it is the first law in the United States that will closely align with the General Data Protection Regulation. The California Consumer Privacy Act seeks to protect all California residents with respect to any personal information that relates to them. As such, the new legislation is causing a great deal of confusion among employers. Specifically, it could impose considerable compliance burdens on every employer that employs California residents — not just businesses that are located in California. This compliance risk, however, is not guaranteed.
We’ve all seen the stories about Amazon shutting down an AI-powered recruitment system because it discriminated against women.The story made a lot of news because of Amazon, but evidence that products with decision-making capabilities show bias against one or more minority groups has been gathering for some time. Less well known is a recent lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Facebook that alleges the company allowed several employers to target job ads at male users only. The scope of the problem remains unclear. But it’s widespread enough that governments everywhere are stepping in to try and correct it.
With holidays already upon us and many coming up over the next several week, organizations with foreign national workers are likely dealing with travel requests from their sponsored employees who are planning international vacations. Especially now, in this time of immigration uncertainty there are a few items to keep top of mind to minimize travel delays and ensure your employees will be able to return to the US without complication.