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LEAP Symposium 2019 highlights: The top 10 employment law lessons

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Patrick DiDomenico

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Hundreds of HR professionals gathered in Las Vegas on April 3–5 for the HR Specialist’s 15th annual Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) Symposium. Here are some of the bits of employment-law wisdom from the 30 speakers:

1. Hiring: The legal risk of high-tech screening

“A lot of algorithms that screen out applicants were created by white, young men, so they can sometimes favor applicants who are young and white. That’s why it’s best to have humans review decisions, too, not just artificial intelligence.” – Carrie Hoffman, Foley Lardner, Dallas

2. Lawsuits: Settle a lawsuit or fight it?

“Never think that your attorney’s suggestion to mediate or settle a case means they’re not doing their job. That’s probably the best big-picture financial decision for your company.” – John Doran, Sherman & Howard, Phoenix

3. Marijuana: For many, testing policies go to pot

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