- Local 25 of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association and its apprenticeship program will pay over $1.6 million to settle part of a race discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC.
- Fast Company advised women and minorities how to avoid the “glass cliff.”
- Twenty-nine former employees of General Mills accused the food giant of age discrimination.
- NPR aired a story on the unintended consequences of blind hiring aimed at reducing bias.
- Meghan M. Biro described her concerns about big data, privacy, and data breaches.
- Business Insider covered a new start-up trying to automate corporate jobs.
- A new sticker-like wearable debuted and promised to offer new heart-rate monitoring and a replacement for paper tickets.
- The cybersecurity risk known as ransomware can block access to cloud storage.
- Inc. wrote about how Daniel Kahneman believes robots will replace CEOs.
- Tim Sackett listed the top 70 applicant tracking systems in 2016.
- In-house counsel questioned the need for a new U.S. Senate bill that would require companies to have a cybersecurity expert on their board.
In other developments:
- After several states probed “on-call” scheduling, many retailers have ended the practice.
- Thompson’s HR Compliance Expert published a debate on clock watching under the FMLA.
- Bloomberg covered how the tech industry’s “women problem” is advancing paid family leave.