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  • EEOC Announces New Initiative On Artificial Intelligence & Algorithmic Fairness

    Continuing its efforts towards becoming a 21st century data analytics agency, during the last week of October, 2021, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Charlotte A. Burrows announced a new EEOC initiative on artificial intelligence and algorithmic fairness. This new initiative is aimed at ensuring that artificial intelligence and other emerging tools and technologies...
    November 9, 2021
  • Class Action Trends Report Fall 2021

    In the latest issue of the Class Action Trends Report, Jackson Lewis attorneys discuss the emerging class action risks that arise at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, as employers navigate return-to-work challenges including employee screening, mask and vaccine mandates, and the need for ongoing safety measures as the crisis persists. We also take a look at the state... Continue Reading…
    September 30, 2021
  • Beyond E-Discovery: The Ethical & Legal Use Of Machine Learning Technologies

    In contemporary litigation, “machine learning” and “predictive analytics” are phrases that are typically used in the context of e-discovery. However, as these technologies grow and evolve, so too will their application and utility in employment decisions and legal proceedings. At Jackson Lewis, we are committed to remaining at the forefront of these technologies and their...… Continue Reading
    March 9, 2021
  • Can Employers Use Artificial Intelligence And Data Analytics To Track Remote Workers?

    Notwithstanding federal, state, and local privacy and cybersecurity laws that may apply, employers may generally use artificial intelligence, data analytics, and other software and technologies to track remote workers. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in, if not required, the vast majority of businesses to adopt remote work and virtual workplaces as a means of operational... Continue Reading…
    March 3, 2021
  • Can Employers Use Artificial Intelligence And Data Analytics To Track Remote Workers?

    Notwithstanding federal, state, and local privacy and cybersecurity laws that may apply, employers may generally use artificial intelligence, data analytics, and other software and technologies to track remote workers. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in, if not required, the vast majority of businesses to adopt remote work and virtual workplaces as a means of operational... Continue Reading…
    March 3, 2021
  • Can Employers Use Artificial Intelligence And Data Analytics To Track Remote Workers?

    Notwithstanding federal, state, and local privacy and cybersecurity laws that may apply, employers may generally use artificial intelligence, data analytics, and other software and technologies to track remote workers. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in, if not required, the vast majority of businesses to adopt remote work and virtual workplaces as a means of operational...… Continue Reading
    March 3, 2021
  • New Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Software Launched By EEOC

    On February 1, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched a new software system to receive and process Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and objections.  FOIA allows individuals the right to request access to federal government records. Individuals looking to make FOIA requests can now initiate the requests using the new software system. ...… Continue Reading
    February 11, 2021
  • Biden Appoints Jenny Yang as Director of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

    On January 21, 2021, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced via its leadership team webpage, that Jenny Yang, former EEOC Chair during the Obama administration, was selected as OFCCP Director. During Jenny Yang’s time with the EEOC, she was a supporter of the Component 2 section of the EEO-1 reports, which required...… Continue Reading
    January 29, 2021
  • New Deputy Chief Data Officer at EEOC Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics

    On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Kimberly S.L. Essary has been appointed as Deputy Chief Data Officer within the agency’s Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA). Essary’s appointment expands OEDA’s existing executive leadership, further illustrating the EEOC and OEDA’s mission to build a 21st century data and...… Continue Reading
    January 21, 2021
  • Agency Takes Step to Becoming ’21st Century Data and Analytics Organization’ with EEOC Explore

    The launch of “EEOC Explore” is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) latest step toward its vision to “build a 21st century data and analytics organization.” In December 2018, the EEOC created the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA). Since its inception, the OEDA has been working on modernizing EEO data availability. As...… Continue Reading
    December 4, 2020