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AI and the FLSA: Not happy partners

The EEOC has already issued guidance on AI and the Americans with Disabilities Act and in the hiring process. In conjunction with this collaborative effort, the DOL has issued a Field Assistance Bulletin that addresses AI and the FLSA.

Prepare for more DOL oversight of how AI affects FLSA compliance

The U.S. Department of Labor is gearing up to ensure employers don’t misuse artificial-intelligence tools to track employees’ hours worked or how they spend their on-the-job time.

Tap 3 digital recruiting trends to hire Gen Z workers

Employers that implement a forward-thinking approach to technology and prioritize diversity and belonging have the greatest success hiring and retaining the talent they need. They are the organizations that do the best job recruiting and developing members of Generation Z, the cohort born in 1997 and later. Here are three tech-oriented recruiting trends employers use to effectively engage Gen Z workers.

Think twice before demanding workers’ social-media passwords

To get around social-media roadblocks, some employers require employees to either open their accounts or turn over their social-media usernames and passwords. This obviously raises privacy concerns and has caught the attention of state legislators in several jurisdictions.

Incorporating AI into HR: Set these 4 essential policies

As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly integrated into the workplace, it is more important than ever to place limits on its use. Applied to HR, AI can deliver many benefits, including streamlining recruitment, reducing hiring bias, organizing and analyzing data, automating administrative tasks and personalizing training. However, it’s crucial to pay attention to the potential risks.

EU legislation addresses HR’s use of AI

The European Parliament is expected to vote on legislation early this year that would penalize employers that misuse artificial intelligence to make hiring, promotion, disciplinary or termination decisions. According to the Ogletree Deakins employment law firm, the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act will become “the first comprehensive law in the world regulating AI.”

Look for HR effects of Biden’s AI executive order

The Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence, issued Oct. 30, acknowledges the power of AI systems to “solve urgent challenges while making our world more prosperous, productive, innovative, and secure.” But the order notes AI downsides that the Biden administration is calling on government agencies and private industry to address.

Could LinkedIn Recruiter be the AI game-changer HR has been waiting for?

LinkedIn is getting ready to launch a suite of artificial intelligence-based recruiting tools that could cement AI as HR’s MVP. Here’s what’s on tap for what LinkedIn is calling Wave 1 of Recruiter’s upgrade.

Survey: Employers cautious about integrating AI into HR

Artificial intelligence has begun playing a pivotal role in HR. However, according to the Littler Mendelson law firm’s new AI in the Workplace survey, employers are taking a variety of approaches to adopting and integrating the technology into their HR functions. Here are some key findings from Littler’s September survey on the state of AI in HR, highlighting challenges and emerging regulations.

Majority of workers already use generative AI, but company policies lag

More than half of U.S. employees are already using generative artificial intelligence tools, at least occasionally, to accomplish work-related tasks. Yet some three-quarters of companies still lack an established, clearly communicated organizational AI policy.