- Harvard Business Review described how companies are more innovative in states with broad anti-discrimination laws.
- Fast Company covered two reasons why “company culture” is overrated, noting that finding a candidate who is a “culture fit” could result in discrimination.
- Business Insider reported on a new study that shows corporate diversity programs don’t work.
- Jon Hyman demonstrated that overt pregnancy discrimination still exists.
- The EEOC sued a butcher supply company because a supervisor allegedly made derogatory comments about a Muslim employee’s religious practices, including fasting during Ramadan and wearing a hijab.
- Eric B. Meyer noted that an employer was able to avoid a discrimination claim by rescinding an employee’s termination.
- U.C. Berkeley’s Chancellor resigned last week amid criticism of his handling of multiple sexual harassment scandals.
- HR Underground described the current and potential uses of artificial intelligence in human resources.
- Jonathan Segal discussed how companies can lawfully embrace social recruiting.
- HR Bartender covered everything HR needs to know about human capital management systems.
- Meghan M. Biro wrote about how HR needs to integrate technology to remain competitive.
- Buzzfeed asked if the bad guys are winning when it comes to cybersecurity.
In other developments:
- Uber suffered a setback when a federal judge disapproved of its settlement with drivers over expenses and tips.
- Inside Counsel illustrated the legal risks associated with telecommuting.
- The new agreement between Subway and the U.S. Department of Labor over working conditions at the popular sandwich shop has raised concerns over joint employer issues.