HR Roundup: Where Employers Are Struggling Most in Hiring

  • WalletHub has released its report on the states in which employers are struggling the most in hiring. (Ohio is No. 27.)
  • OMA Connections Partner Dinsmore writes that a potential overhaul of the federal non-compete law is on the horizon.
  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued proposed regulations to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, according to OMA Connections Partner Benesch.
  • The EEOC has reached a tentative settlement of its first discrimination suit based on the use of AI software, according to insight from Frantz Ward, an OMA Connections Partner. (This highlights the aggressive stance the EEOC is taking against companies that utilize AI software in their recruiting, the firm writes.)
  • A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit challenging an employer’s timekeeping practices, saying that rounding methods didn’t average out over time.

Finally, 46% of U.S. workers who receive paid time off take less time than they are offered by their employers, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. 8/17/2023