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    Everything You Need to Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 05/10/2023 - 16:31

    The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is a new federal law set to take effect in the United States on June 27, 2023. After this date, victims of workplace pregnancy discrimination that represents a violation of the PWFA may pursue justice through the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 

    The PWFA does not eliminate or override other federal and state laws addressing pregnancy discrimination. Instead, it adds to them by clarifying the degree to which employers must provide reasonable accommodations to certain employees.

    Breaking News! New York Has a New AI Bias Law

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Fri, 04/28/2023 - 14:35

    Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t sci-fi tech any longer. It now plays a major role in virtually everyone’s life, even if they don’t realize it.

    For example, in recent years, it has become increasingly common for employers to use AI technology for the purposes of job recruiting and talent acquisition. Theoretically, AI can help companies make smarter hiring decisions more efficiently by quickly reviewing applications to identify the strongest (and, potentially, the weakest) candidates.

    What You Need to Know About Meta’s Mass-Layoffs & Whether Tech Layoffs Violate Federal or State Laws

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 04/05/2023 - 10:14

    Tech and media companies are cleaning house and engaging in sweeping layoffs. Meta, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, SAP, and Salesforce have all made massive cuts to their workforce in the last few months. Media giants like Buzzfeed have as well. 

    If you have been impacted by the Meta mass layoffs, Twitter’s mass layoff, or other tech layoffs that have been in the headlines lately, you should know that you may have grounds to file a complaint against your former employer with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).