Why Employers Need To Pay Attention Right Now to California’s Consumer Privacy Law

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California lawmakers passed a landmark privacy act in 2018 that provides sweeping new protections for consumers, and wades into territory covered by the European Union’s far-reaching General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Called “GDPR Lite” by some, the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, gives consumers the right to know what personal information is being […]

Independent Contractors Gain New Rights in NYC Anti-Discrimination Law Update

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With little fanfare, the New York City Council approved a sweeping change to its employment laws in September when it updated its anti-discrimination rules to include independent contractors. In Int. 0136-A, a single-line amendment, the City Council expanded the New York City Human Rights Law so that it applies to not just traditional employees, but […]

Considering AI in Hiring? As Its Use Grows, So Do the Legal Implications for Employers

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As employers grapple with a widespread labor shortage, more are turning to artificial intelligence tools in their search for qualified candidates. Hiring managers are using increasingly sophisticated AI solutions to streamline large parts of the hiring process. The tools scrape online job boards and evaluate applications to identify the best fits. They can even stage […]

Honoring Our Veterans

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Veterans Day will be celebrated this year on Monday, November 11. As we do each year, we’ll show our appreciation for the sacrifices courageous Americans have made over the decades. We’ll join our neighbors to attend colorful parades of American military personnel, past and present, who committed years of their lives to defend and protect […]

It’s a Candidate’s World

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We read with interest the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights July 2019 published last quarter. Of course, we were well aware of historically-low unemployment in the U.S.; the number of unemployed persons per job opening (seasonally adjusted) has been steadily declining since mid-2007. According to the BLS, when the […]