Human Resources

Homepage » Communities » Human Resources

News and Analysis

Insights: ACLU Takes Aim at AI Hiring Tools

June 17, 2024

Employers are leaning more and more on AI tools to process and sort through applications and candidate date, but the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently took aim at some of these tools.

The ACLU’s recent filing with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges that certain personality assessments, a video interview tool, and a cognitive ability assessment screening device, all powered by AI, unfairly screen out applicants with disabilities and unfairly target those with certain racial backgrounds.

Hear from OMA Connections Partner FisherPhillips for an overview of the filing, and what employers who use these tools should do to prepare for potential changes to AI hiring tools. 6/13/2024

Tips to Create a Flexible Manufacturing Workforce

June 7, 2024

Balancing talent retention while adapting to the ever evolving manufacturing landscape is key to success and maintaining competitiveness.

OMA Connections Partner Traba has detailed three key strategies for creating a more reliable and flexible workforce, helping retain top talent while blunting the volatility and production fluctuations. 6/5/2024

The AI Overhaul of HR: What It Means for Employers

May 30, 2024

Artificial Intelligence is taking the business world in force, automating processes and saving companies time and money.

AI is extending its reach into the HR world as well. This article from Sage details how AI can save recruiters and managers time, money, and effort in selecting the right candidate for the job. 5/29/2024

FAQ’s About the FTC’s Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements

May 23, 2024

The broad ban of non-compete agreements by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is leaving many employers with more questions than answers.

OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips recently published the most frequent asked questions they are hearing about the ban, with answers on this key issue. 5/22/2024

Bricker Graydon Publishes Memo on Minimum Wage Bill

May 17, 2024

As reported last week, Ohio Senator Bill Blessing (R-Colerain Twp) has introduced a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour in an effort to preempt a possible November ballot issue. OMA’s Counsel Bricker Graydon has produced this memo outlining the impacts the bill would have on manufacturers.

The minimum wage issue will be discussed at the upcoming May 22 Government Affairs Committee meeting. 5/16/2024

Internal Communications: An Investment Worth Making

May 17, 2024

Think office spaces, equipment and security are the most valuable investments? What about the equally crucial investment that many overlook — employee engagement.

A recent Gallup report has uncovered a shocking decline in employee engagement that could be costing your business big time. OMA Connections Partner Akhia shares more about the connection between internal communications and productivity, and how strategic communications can elevate your team’s performance to help boost the bottom line. 5/15/2024

Register for Webinar on New Federal Overtime Rule

May 10, 2024

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) announced a major increase in the salary threshold for certain exempt employees who will now be eligible for overtime pay.

OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips will host a webinar on May 15 to discuss what can be done now to prepare for these changes to take place on July 1. 5/6/2024

Minimum Wage Bill Introduced

May 10, 2024

Ohio Senator Bill Blessing (R-Colerain Twp) has introduced a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour in an effort to preempt a possible November ballot issue. The proposed legislation reportedly aims to achieve this increase in a phased approach: non-tipped workers would see their minimum wage rise to $15 over the course of four years beginning in 2028 — while tipped workers would receive $7.50 an hour.

Additionally, the bill includes a refundable earned income tax credit that could provide lower-income workers with a tax refund in certain cases.

The minimum wage issue will be discussed at the upcoming May 22 government affairs committee meeting. 5/5/2024

Insights on the New Federal Overtime Rule

May 3, 2024

The final rule on overtime salary threshold from the US Department of Labor last week is expected to affect roughly 4 million employees nationwide.

OMA Connections Partner CliftonLarsonAllen released this article with key insights on the rule, historical context, and what employers can expect when the rule takes effect on July 1. 5/1/2024

Feds Finalize Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements

April 26, 2024

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 on Tuesday to ban noncompete agreements that prevent tens of millions of employees from working for competitors or starting a competing business after they leave a job.

The OMA has previously led comments from Ohio’s business community opposing the rule back in April.

OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips has created a breakdown of the rule and how employers can plan for the roll out. 4/17/2024