- A Houston nightclub was ordered to pay $139,366 to a waitress who alleged the club discriminated against her for refusing to provide documentation proving she was not HIV-positive.
- The EEOC sued Marquez Brothers International Inc. and its affiliates for failing to hire non-Hispanic candidates because of their race.
- News broke that Fox News secretly settled a suit over sexual harassment allegations against Bill O’Reilly.
- Harvard Business Review studied the impact of biased managers on minority job performance.
- LexisNexis Risk Solutions agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to resolve allegations of systematic pay discrimination against women managers.
- Amazon announced it will create 100,000 full-time jobs with benefits in the next 18 months.
- The Economist issued a compelling article on the necessity and difficulty of equipping all workers to keep pace with technological change.
- A guest contributor to HR Dive identified some workplace tech trends to watch out for in 2017.
- A former Snapchat employee alleged in a lawsuit that the social media company misrepresented its user statistics and attempted to make him share trade secrets about Facebook during recruitment.
- ManPower Group issued a report detailing how technological change will alter the employment landscape.
In Other News
- The Supreme Court agreed to consider whether employers can require workers to sign arbitration agreements that prevent them from pursuing group claims in court.
- SHRM offered advice for staying civil at work while handling sensitive subjects like performance reviews and budgeting.
- A private arbitrator ruled that Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees, in the first U.S. arbitration to test that issue.