EEOC and OFCCP Roundtable Discusses Use of Artificial Intelligence in Hiring

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 13, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) hosted a virtual roundtable titled “Decoded: Can Technology Advance Equitable Recruiting and Hiring?” to discuss the civil rights implications of the use of automated…

EEOC Event Asks if Technology Can Advance Equitable Recruiting and Hiring

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 13, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Charlotte A. Burrows and U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Director Jenny R. Yang will lead a roundtable event titled “Decoded: Can Technology Advance Equitable Recruiting and Hiring?” to explore potential…

EEOC Initiative Ensures Use of AI in Hiring Complies with Civil Rights Laws

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn In 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an agency-wide “Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Fairness Initiative” to ensure the use of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other emerging technologies for hiring and employment decisions comply with federal civil rights laws. While AI systems may offer…

DOJ and EEOC Warn Against ADA Discrimination when Employers Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Employment Decisions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released technical assistance documents about disability discrimination when employers use artificial intelligence (AI) and software tools to make employment decisions, according to DOJ and EEOC press releases. Employers use AI…

California Proposes Regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Employment

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 15, 2022, the California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) proposed “Draft Modifications to Employment Regulations Regarding Automated Decision Systems” that would revise the state’s non-discrimination laws with regard to employers and employment agencies that use or sell employment screening tools and services with artificial…

Government Agencies Will Increase Scrutiny on How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Used in Background Screening

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Government agencies in the United States such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will increase scrutiny on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in background screening, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for…

EEOC Asked to Clarify Authority to Investigate Bias in AI Hiring Technologies

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 8, 2020, ten Democratic members of the United States Senate sent a letter requesting clarification from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Janet Dhillon regarding the EEOC’s authority to investigate bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven hiring technologies, according to a press release…