Five great posts for all HR professionals to read

As I occasionally do, today I am bringing to you five great posts that I think are important for you to read. I am certain you will learn something. First up is a great post from my friend Jon Hyman. In his post Let’s all try to remember to have gender-neutral employment policies Jon reminds us …

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Just because you make Mexican food does not entitle you to hire only Hispanic workers

In a reversal of the normal race discrimination case the EEOC has announced it is suing a manufacturer of Mexican foods for discriminating against non-Hispanic applicants in its hiring processes. The case On January 12, 2017 the EEOC filed a discrimination lawsuit against Marquez Brothers International, Inc. and its affiliates for favoring less-qualified Hispanic job …

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Is it intent that matters or the effect?

I read a very interesting article written by attorney Malcolm Seymour of Garvey Schubert Barer. It was about the new ride sharing Uber style service called SafeHer, which advertises that they are a company “Driven by women Exclusively for women.” The promote safety as their prime concern. The question is, will this well intended idea …

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For an employee to charge race discrimination they have to let you know what race they claim

There is an old saying about the difficulties that arise from trying to change horses in the middle of a stream. An employee found that to be true in his claim of discrimination. I am white… wait I changed my mind Today people have the ability to choose what race, and gender, with which they …

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Future Friday: The Impact of Technology

[youtube]http://youtu.be/Asmnrx_qZPo[/youtube] My first video Future Friday gives you some food for thought on the impact technology may have on future affirmative action requirements. An Afterthought After recording this video I read a short article by Thomas Frey who pointed out further effects of driverless cars. He felt that driverless cars would also result in: Fewer …

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Three Great Reads in HR

  I always like to point out  some other great blog posts that I am reading and I think you should as well. This time around I am going to concentrate on compliance issues. This is stuff that ALL HR generalist  and small business owners should be aware of. So here are three great reads …

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The ADA May Invalidate a High School Diploma Requirement

 Many, many companies require a high school diploma as the first qualification for applying for a job. Well now the EEOC says that the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) may invalidate that high school diploma requirement. According to an informational letter published on their website the EEOC claims that such a requirement may discriminate against …

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Striking Down Discrimination Against the Unemployed

I wrote this post almost a year ago Does Unemployed = Unqualified? Refusing to Hire the Long-Term Unemployed. I was a bit ahead of the curve in noting what was going on in the hiring/not hiring world. You may want to click on it and read it to fully understand what is happening today. Because …

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HR Should Be On Alert as 9/11 Anniversary Approaches

This coming Sunday will be the 10th Anniversary of the attack on the United States by the terrorists of Al-Qaeda. This anniversary will be widely publicized in the news and numerous TV specials. This activity will have the effect of causing emotions to rise to the surface. This may result in discriminatory acts against employees …

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In 18 Years Half Your Talent Pool Will Be Ethnic Minority

Ok folks. Listen up. Here is an opportunity for you to do a bit of strategic planning. New demographic information indicates that in 18 years half of your talent pool for employees will come from an ethnic minority. Demographer Bill Frey of the Brookings Institute has published the results of his analysis of census data …

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