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Press Release: State Senator Lena Gonzalez Introduces Groundbreaking Legislation to Prevent Bias in Hiring, Level the Field for Qualified Applicants from All Backgrounds

Bill establishes standards and authorization to use hiring assessment technologies that proactively remove bias, give employers needed certainty for pursuing alternatives to traditional screening methods that are often biased  LONG BEACH, Calif. – Today, California Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) was joined by several community organizations and social justice advocates at Centro CHA in Long … Read more >

Councilmember Busciano Introduces Fair Hiring Software Motion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2020 Contact: Branimir Kvartuc 213-248-7954 | branimir.kvartuc@lacity.org LOS ANGELES- Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino introduced a motion to promote fair hiring practices, an important step in addressing potential systemic bias in employment decisions as Los Angeles looks to rebuild and help residents get back to work. The motion … Read more >

INSIGHT: Hiring Tests Need Revamp to End Legal Bias

Forty-year-old guidelines on employment selection tests allow for unfair outcomes based on business necessity. Former EEOC official Ron Edwards says employers have exploited the government’s good-faith effort to the detriment of women, people of color, and people with disabilities. Pending legislation in New York City and California could be a first step in ending legal … Read more >

How tech HR departments fail Black and brown employees

By: Emily Birnbaum and Issie Lapowsky Vanessa Williams was coming off of a big professional win in August 2018. The former marketing staffer on YouTube’s music team had just organized a successful event focused on the Caribbean entertainment industry. The speakers, including musician Wyclef Jean and executives from YouTube and Oculus, drew hundreds of predominantly … Read more >