On Sunday, Forbes published two articles on workplace trends and the future of work. In both, the contributors predicted that new technologies in the workplace, like wearables, will have significant impact. It was also noted that the employer-employee relationship has changed, possibly forever, as employees demand more flexibility while managers expect employees to be available outside of working hours.
- The EEOC issued a proposed rule amending the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act to govern employer wellness programs’ use of information about spouses.
- Robin Shea recapped the EEOC General Counsel’s remarks on the agency’s hottest litigation trends.
- Eric B. Meyer reminded us that employee social media use can impact the workplace, using the example of an employee who tweeted a racial slur.
- Josh Bersin discussed trends in human resources technology.
- Google announced that it is sharing its human resources tactics, including how it works to eliminate bias in employment decisions.
- Meghan M. Biro explained why HR analytics matter.
- Business Insider profiled a new job search website that promises to solve the “culture fit” problem.
- Steve Boese outlined three lessons employers can take away from the NBA’s use of wearables.
In other developments:
- Four Amazon delivery drivers sued the online retailer claiming they were misclassified as independent contractors and should be employees.
- With growing concerns about employee misclassification, another startup announced it will no longer use independent contractors.
- Hillary Clinton announced she wants to expand “ban the box” initiatives to federal contractors and the federal government.