|May 21, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
While it may be some time before we commute to work in flying cars or seek a transfer to our company’s lunar outpost, another concept once thought outside the realm of modern reality is now increasingly ordinary in the contemporary workplace: working side-by-side with robots and machines capable of artificial intelligence. This article provides an overview of some of the ways in which these once-futuristic technologies are being integrated in today’s work environment, and offers best practice suggestions for human resources professionals and in-house counsel adapting to these developments.
Pay equity issues have already dealt a one-two punch to employers early in 2017: first a lawsuit brought against an automotive giant, and then a million-dollar settlement between another employer and a group of its workers. Meanwhile, legislative activity has already cropped up in local jurisdictions across the nation, indicating the pay equity boxing match between employees and employers is only in its early rounds.