3 Hot-Button Employment Litigation Areas For 2022; Using AI Hiring Tools? Why You Need To Be More Careful Than Ever; & Here’s How Leading-Edge Companies Are Redesigning For Hybrid

In this week’s highlights we’ll cover:  3 hot-button employment litigation areas in 2022; why those using AI hiring tools need to be more careful then ever; and how leading-edge companies are redesigning for hybrid.

3 Hot-Button Employment Litigation Areas For 2022

Those who were hoping for a respite from emerging legal risks following nearly two years of a pandemic are not likely to get it anytime soon, according to a group of Blank Rome attorneys who spoke during a Dec. 7 webinar.

In fact, the post-pandemic workplace environment is likely to present unique factual circumstances, said Stephanie Gantman Kaplan, partner at the firm. That is due in part to the trends shaking up other areas of HR, including flexible work arrangements, COVID-19 variants and vaccine mandates.

Kaplan, together with Gus Sandstrom and William J. Anthony, also partners at Blank Rome, highlighted three key areas for compliance in the new year.

To view the entire article by HR Dive click here.

Using AI Hiring Tools? Why You Need To Be More Careful Than Ever

When it comes to recruiting, who doesn’t want to work more efficiently and effectively to find the right people?

But when it comes to using artificial intelligence tools to aid in the process, a legal minefield for employers is beginning to emerge.

And it’s an area that can be fraught with peril.

There is a concern that these tools can perpetuate hiring biases — and even create new discriminatory barriers. And that concern is driving more and more government regulation in this area.

To view the entire article featured by HR Morning click here.

Here’s How Leading-Edge Companies Are Redesigning For Hybrid

New employee expectations are prompting Rite Aid and others to make big office moves.

From the moment in August 2019 that Heyward Donigan became CEO of Rite Aid Corp.—operator of nearly 2,500 drugstores nationwide, in a highly competitive sector—she was thinking of radically shaking up the workplace. High on her list of concerns was attracting top talent, and whether the firm’s location in an outdated headquarters in the central Pennsylvania suburb of Camp Hill was hindering that.

Little more than six months later, COVID-19 struck—and Rite Aid’s plans for change both accelerated and grew more radical. Company leaders found that the lockdown’s working-from-home arrangement was so popular with its roughly 2,800 office-based employees—preferred in a survey by 80%—that Rite Aid is now abandoning its longtime location outside of Harrisburg for a much smaller office footprint in trendier Philadelphia. There, most employees will only come in for meetings or team enterprises—maybe as rarely as once or twice a month, or even less.

To view the entire article featured by HR Executive click here.

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