Tuesday, February 16, 2016

That is SO last week

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia dominated the news over the long weekend.  Whether you agreed with him or not, Justice Scalia’s impact on employment law was significant. From his scathing dissent in UPS v. Young to his majority and “really easy” decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, his distinctive style will be missed by the high court.  Jon Hyman provided a recap of blogs describing Justice Scalia’s impact. 
Discrimination
  • The EEOC published its charge statistics from 2015.
  • The Los Angeles Times argued for the inclusion of sexual orientation discrimination in the definition of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. 
  • Fast Company highlighted a new study showing that 74 percent of adults believe men and women are being paid equally for equal work, despite evidence of a lingering wage gap.
  • Suzanne Lucas explained why employers should be afraid of office romance.
Technology
  • TechCrunch discussed what happens when data goes bad, including the impact of discrimination in analytics.
  • Personnel Today explained three myths holding HR back from using analytics.
  • Woo launched a new recruiting platform that allows employers to search candidates anonymously.
  • Tracey Smith outlined the top five fallacies about HR analytics, including the belief that simply purchasing HR analytics will solve business problems.
  • Opower explained how they failed and then succeeded using analytics in recruiting.
In other developments:
  • SHRM published the top ten employee handbook updates for 2016.
  • The Harvard Business Review offered tips on how to keep flexible work arrangements compliant in light of proposed FLSA regulations.
  • Mike Haberman asked if employees (and applicants) will be setting their own pay in the future, given increased pay transparency.
  • Philip Miles discovered that Bernie Sanders pays his campaign interns while other presidential candidates do not.
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