Artificial Intelligence

On May 16, 2024, the US Department of Labor sent guidance out for employers regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI). The document refers to best practices for developers and employers related to AI and worker well-being. The DOL’s concerns relate to preservation of worker autonomy/direction over their work, job quality levels, worker rights, transparency in workplace decisions and ensuring that bias and discrimination in decision-making is not embedded in employment processes, ensuring human oversight and review of the AI process.

The principles highlighted in the communication include, but are not limited to:

  • Worker input into creation of systems;
  • Protection of employee rights;
  • Clear governance systems, procedures, human oversight, and evaluation process for AI;
  • Transparency for applicants and employees;
  • AI as a method of job improvement;
  • Support of employers to upskill workers; and
  • Limited use of AI data to support business needs and a need to protect and handle the information responsibly.

The Executive Order that was published in October of last year covers the greater scope of AI from a world-wide perspective and signifies related government support/oversight. As things are changing so rapidly, if you want to ensure that proper practices, systems and policies are still in place or you need Human Resources expertise on this item or others, we can help you at Southwestern HR Consulting (SWHRC).  Contact SWHRC today at the link above to talk to find out about our services and our team of experts.

Magdalena Vigil-Tullar

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