Tag: Department of Justice (DOJ)

States and Cities Limit AI Use in Employment Decision-Making

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in employment decision-making is on the rise, with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Charlotte Burrows stating that more than 80% of employers use this technology.

DOJ Urges State Court to Use Antitrust Principles to Invalidate Noncompetes

Noncompete agreements between employers and their employees traditionally are governed by state law. But that didn’t stop the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) from recently filing a statement of interest encouraging a Nevada state court to consider federal antitrust principles to invalidate noncompete agreements between a large medical group and its physician-employees.

DOJ’s New Enforcement Team May Intensify Push to Recover Cyberattack Payments

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the launch of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) to (1) add structure to and coordinate the agency’s investigative capabilities concerning unlawful uses of cryptocurrency, (2) increase prosecutions, and (3) recover illicit proceeds. The last piece is especially striking because it may provide a positive incentive for […]

Federal agencies help HR pros avoid antitrust violations in hiring, compensation

by Howard Fetner The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued guidance for HR professionals on how to avoid running afoul of antitrust laws when making hiring and compensation decisions.   Background Antitrust laws are often enforced against individuals or entities that engage in actions that tend to […]

The employer’s guide to the new Form I-9

by Jacob M. Monty Under federal immigration law, employers are required to verify the employment eligibility of their employees, and this includes completing a Form I-9. However, this process can be tedious and confusing to employers, and if it’s done incorrectly, it could result in large fines. In fact, on August 1, the U.S. Department […]

Federal agencies cracking down on gender identity discrimination

As the debate over gender identity discrimination rages within the halls of state and federal governments, employers are left to wonder how the controversy will play out in the workplace. One high-profile aspect of the issue centers on North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which Governor Pat McCrory signed into law on March 23. The law […]

New workplace safety and environmental crime initiative will use cross-enforcement

by Cole Wist If an employer skimps on safety protections for its workers, will it also ignore environmental protections? The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) think so.  Tag-team approach The DOL and the DOJ are teaming up under a new Worker Endangerment Initiative to investigate and prosecute worker […]

EEOC quietly moves forward with plans to collect compensation data

by Leslie Silverman In his 2015 State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama pressed Congress to “pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work.” Although the president’s plea for the passage of stronger pay discrimination laws is unlikely to sway the Republican-controlled […]