The Illinois legislature passed a bill on May 29, 2019, that would limit employers’ ability to use artificial intelligence (AI) in hiring. It seems likely that Governor Pritzker will sign it, since it passed unanimously in both houses.
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The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on January 23, 2019, that assertions of age discrimination arising from facially neutral hiring policies can be brought only by a company’s employees, not by job applicants. In Kleber v. CareFusion Corporation, the court agreed with recent rulings by other courts – most recently the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Villareal v. R.J. Tobacco Co. – holding that under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), only employees can state a claim that a company’s actions or policies resulted in an unlawful “disparate impact” due to age.
Heightened by an increase in social activism and the #metoo movement, many publically traded companies – especially those in the technology and retail sectors – may find themselves facing a New Year’s resolution they’d rather not have in 2018: a shareholder resolution demanding public disclosure of detailed information about gender pay differences.
By now, most large employers have become accustomed to using “big data” to help them conduct business. It is little wonder, then, that many employers want to leverage big data when making decisions about what is their most valuable asset: their employees.