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AI Used in Hiring May Discriminate Against Applicants with Disabilities; EEOC and DOJ Issue Guidance for Employers

June 27, 2022

Many employers use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to reduce bias in hiring, yet studies indicate some AI is discriminating on the basis of disability. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have determined employers using AI in the hiring process may be discriminating against disabled applicants and employees. On May 12, 2022, the DOJ and EEOC issued technical guidance to employers on the use of AI and the steps employers should take to prevent discrimination.

6 Ways Employers Can Recognize and Celebrate Juneteenth

June 15, 2022

"Juneteenth is a day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride-filled day. It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicities and nationalities - as nothing is more comforting than the hand of a friend."  - Unknown

Greenville Starbucks Votes to Unionize

June 01, 2022

A Starbucks location at Pelham Road in Greenville became the first Starbucks location in South Carolina to vote in favor of unionization. The store joins approximately 20 other Starbucks locations across the United States that have voted to join a union called Starbucks Workers United. Other Starbucks locations in South Carolina have scheduled votes to come soon.

Webinar Announcement: HSB Mid-Year Employment Law Update

May 06, 2022

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Perry MacLennan on May 26, from 12-1 PM, for a mid-year employment law update.

Five Steps Employers Can Take to Create a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workplace

April 26, 2022

Having a diverse hiring strategy is an essential piece of the puzzle, but it's not the only piece. Not only is it important to focus on bringing in diverse talent, but it's two-fold. Employers must also equip current employees with the skills necessary for success in their roles, while fostering a culture of equity and inclusion.

Do I have to pay my summer intern?

April 19, 2022

As the summer approaches, many businesses will be looking to hire a summer intern. Internship programs can be a great option for both the intern, who has the opportunity to learn new skills, and the employer, who is able to obtain labor and begin building a pipeline of potential long-term hires. But you may be wondering – do I have to pay my summer intern?

HSB Employment Law DEI Webinar Series - Women in the Workplace, Discussing Leadership Roles, the Pandemic’s Impact and More

March 01, 2022

We are excited to announce a special treat for our March webinar scheduled for Women’s History Month. Nationally recognized DEI speaker April Simpkins, CHRO with Totalhr, and Brandi Parrish Ellison, Senior Director of Policy and Programs with WREN, will join Chris Gantt-Sorenson to discuss Women in the Workplace, including the impact on working women during the pandemic. April, Brandi and Chris will explore:

HSB Kicks off Part Two of DEI Webinar Series This Month

February 14, 2022

Join us for part two of HSB's DEI Webinar Series, where we’ll be joined by DEI leaders to discuss race, gender, national origin and LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Biden to Sign Law Ending Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Cases

February 11, 2022

President Biden is expected to sign into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.” The law would prohibit employers from including mandatory arbitration clauses in employee handbooks, offer letters, and contracts that would apply to claims of sexual harassment or assault. A few key things to note: 
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