- EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum told Buzzfeed that even though North Carolina may not protect transgender employees, federal law does.
- The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that obesity alone is not a disabling condition under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- A new ride sharing app, Chariot for Women, launched with plans to only hire female drivers, sparking controversy over whether its business plan is lawful.
- In his induction speech to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, Steve Miller criticized the institution for its failure to include women.
- Fast Company covered an artist who has captured the portraits of minorities and women in the tech industry.
- The NFL announced plans to use virtual reality to help combat unconscious bias.
- Facebook is beginning to use artificial intelligence to help the visually impaired understand pictures on their newsfeeds.
- Marketwatch covered the increasing number of wearables in the workplace and the legal concerns that accompany them.
- The FBI issued warnings over a new cyber attack that uses CEO emails to request finance employees to send wire transfers.
- Blogging4Jobs updated its list of HR technology investments and acquisitions.
In other developments:
- After San Francisco and New York state passed legislation requiring paid family leave, Forbes speculated where the legislation will pop up next.
- A Ramsey County, Minnesota worker was arrested for leaking the personal information of welfare recipients.