This week, we’re highlighting the important steps employers can take to get ahead of artificial intelligence (AI) regulation, New Jersey’s amended Unemployment Compensation Law (UCL), and California’s accelerated enforcement of noncompliance with its consumer privacy laws.

The “No Robot Bosses Act” Aims to Regulate Workplace AI

The “No Robot Bosses Act,” introduced by two U.S. Senators on July 20, 2023, aims to regulate the use of “automated decision systems” throughout the employment life cycle. The increasing regulation of AI makes it critical for employers, especially personnel involved in recruiting, hiring, and promotion, to identify and assess potential risks in the use of automated tools in employment decision-making.

New Jersey’s Amended UCL Increases Employer Reporting Obligations and Penalties

Many employers commonly ignore requests from the New Jersey Division of Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance to provide the reason they terminated an employee’s employment. With the recent amendments to the state’s UCL, effective July 31, 2023, employers should dramatically alter the way they deal with New Jersey unemployment compensation claims.

California Accelerates Enforcement of CCPA/CPRA Noncompliance

On July 14, 2023, the California Privacy Protection Agency’s new Deputy Director of Enforcement announced a vigorous stance on privacy enforcement policies. California businesses, including employers, that have not already complied with their statutory data privacy obligations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), including as to employee and job applicant personal information, should be taking all necessary steps to do so.

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