Balancing the Employer's Use of Artificial Intelligence with Workers' Rights


Sep 20,2024

PRESENTER(s): Jacquiline M. Wagner

1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes
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As recently noted by the U.S. Department of Labor, the scope and nature of how Artificial Intelligence will change the workplace remains uncertain. AI can positively augment work by replacing and automating repetitive tasks or assisting with routine decisions, which may reduce the burden on workers and allow them to better perform other responsibilities. Consequently, the introduction of AI-augmented work will create demand for workers to gain new skills and training to learn how to use AI in their day-to-day work. AI will also continue creating new jobs, including those focused on the development, deployment, and human oversight of AI.

But AI-augmented work also poses risks if workers no longer have autonomy and direction over their work or their job quality declines. The risks of AI for workers are greater if it undermines workers' rights, embeds bias and discrimination in decision-making processes, or makes consequential workplace decisions without transparency, human oversight and review. There are also risks that workers will be displaced entirely from their jobs by AI.

President Biden and the U.S. Department of Labor have both weighed in on the topic and issued regulatory guidance to assist Employers in navigating this novel issue. This course will guide Employers through the balance of using AI to enhance productively with workers rights.

In this course, we will discuss:
  • Ethical Considerations in the development of AI in the workplace
  • Establishing AI Governance and Human Oversight
  • Ensuring Transparency in AI Use
  • Ensuring Responsible Use of Worker Data
  • Role of labor partners in the development of AI efficiencies
  • President Biden’s October 2023 “Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence” addressing the growing concerns surrounding the use of artificial intelligence
  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s April 2024 Field Assistance Bulletin "Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems in the Workplace under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Other Federal Labor Standards" concerning the application of federal labor standards to employers’ use of AI
  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s May 2024 publication entitled, “Department of Labor’s Artificial Intelligence and Worker Well-being: Principles for Developers and Employers” setting forth key AI principles designed as guidance for designing and implementing AI to enhance productivity and protect workers’ rights
Credits and Other information:
  • Session Duration: 60 Minutes
    • Case Studies and Live Q&A session with speaker
    • PowerPoint presentation for reference
  • Session learning level: Introductory
  • Delivery method: Group Internet Based
  • HRCI Credits: 1.0

Who Will Benefit:

  • HR Professionals
  • HR Directors
  • Managers
  • In-House Counsel
  • Attorneys
  • Business Owners
  • Accountant/Accounting Professionals
Speaker Profile:

Jacquiline M. Wagner, Esq. is the proud President of Wagner HR. Jacquiline uniquely understands the needs of business owners and employers when it comes to educating employees. For almost twenty-five years, Jacquiline has enjoyed the honor of training hundreds of employees and supervisors in an assortment of industries concerning all aspects of Employment Law. Stemming from that experience, she has designed a wide array of engaging Human Resources, Employment Law, DE&I, business acumen, professional development, continuing education and leadership courses and presentations!
In addition to spearheading Wagner HR, Jacquiline is a principal Human Resources and continuing education trainer on behalf of the Office of General Counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she serves as Associate General Counsel. (LAUSD does not sponsor, endorse or assume liability for Wagner HR. No public funds, materials, resources, supplies or equipment are used for or by Wagner HR.)

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