On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Kara Maciel and Jordan Schwartz presented a very special bonus event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2022 Labor and Employment Webinar Series in the form of a panel webinar program regarding The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Workforce in 2022 and Beyond.
Conn Maciel Carey LLP with Special Guest
EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling
On May 12, 2022, the EEOC issued a Technical Assistance (“TA”) document entitled, “The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Use of Software, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence to Assess Job Applicants and Employees” focused on providing “clarity to the public regarding existing requirements” under the ADA and agency policy. This is the first guidance document the EEOC has issued regarding the use of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) in employment decision-making since announcing its Al Initiative in October 2021.
It’s no secret that more employers have turned to AI to enhance their work processes over the years. An estimated 83% of employers have engaged AI or algorithmic tools to screen or assess applicants and workers, and some have even adopted a broad framework applicable to everything from resume scanners and “virtual assistants” or chatbots to video interviewing software and testing software that assess personality, aptitude, skills and perceived “cultural fit.” However, if employers are not careful, these tools could result in disability discrimination violating the ADA.
In this special event with EEOC Commissioner Sonderling, Conn Maciel Carey’s Labor and Employment Practice Group facilitated a deep dive discussion covering:
- The impact of AI in the workplace
- How the COVID-19 Pandemic has accelerated digitization in our businesses
- Potential risks facing employers implementing algorithmic processes
- Recommended EEOC practices to reduce the likelihood of disability discrimination
- Workplace trends and issues facing employers in 2022 and beyond
We are pleased to share this link to a recording of the program.
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This was the 6th webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s 2022 Labor and Employment Webinar Series. Click here to view our full schedule and detailed program descriptions for all of the webinars scheduled for the 2022 Labor and Employment Webinar Series.
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