Any company that uses Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) or other emerging technologies to make employment decisions must understand a quickly-shifting legal landscape, including federal, state, and even local laws implicated by AI.

Due to the quick adoption of AI by employers, this issue is the focus of several government agencies. In October 2021, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a new initiative to clarify how the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies fits in with federal discrimination law. In May, the EEOC issued its most comprehensive guidance yet, addressing how using AI may implicate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

States and localities have also taken action to regulate AI use. In December 2021, New York City announced that effective January 1, 2023, new requirements for the use of artificial intelligence in employment decisions will take effect in the City. Also, the state of Illinois enacted a law that must be taken into consideration when using AI with workers in that state.

In this 50-minute webinar, two employment lawyers with Eckert Seamans share recent state and federal regulations for using AI in hiring. 

What you'll learn

  • An overview of the current state of the law, including the EEOC’s guidance and state/local laws that regulate the use of AI in employment.
  • Explore how companies can successfully use AI technology from a functional perspective to recruit a more diverse workforce.
  • How a tool designed to solve bias in hiring can sometimes inadvertently cause discrimination.
  • Best practices for using AI without violating federal law, recently issued by the EEOC.

This webinar is applicable to people who hire or support hiring for their organizations or for their clients. 

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who should benefit


AI Providers


HR and TA Leaders


Recruiting Providers

Meet the speakers

Brendan Horgan

Brendan Horgan
Associate at Eckert Seamans

Brendan Horgan focuses his practice on labor and employment law. He represents businesses in a variety of industries, state agencies, and non-profit entities. He routinely provides labor and employment law compliance advice regarding numerous federal and state laws, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, FCRA, NLRA, OSHA/VOSH. Brendan also assists clients with handling workplace safety violations, employment policy drafting, and administrative charges. As a litigator, he has appeared in a variety of matters before state and federal courts, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, and military courts-martial.

Prior to settling in Richmond with his family, Brendan served for five years on active duty in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps as both a prosecutor and defense counsel where he had the opportunity to try numerous complex courts-martial to verdict. Brendan currently serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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Annemarie DiNardo Cleary

Annemarie DiNardo Cleary
Member, Eckert Seamans

Annemarie DiNardo Cleary is a successful commercial litigator with more than 25 years of experience.  In her employment practice, Annemarie advises employers regarding compliance with state and federal employment statutes, such as Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, and the Virginia Human Rights Act, and defends them in state and federal courts on a wide range of employment-related claims, including claims of wrongful discharge and the enforcement of covenants not to compete.  Annemarie also counsels and represents employers in defense of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges and Virginia Employment Commission claims.

TELEPHONE 804-788-7768 | 804-698-2950 | 804-822-5580

About the rpo leadership forum

Thought Leadership for Talent Leaders

The RPO Leadership Forum is a monthly webinar series hosted by Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association’s Executive Director, Lamees Abourahma, which features top talent leaders from the RPO industry. Webinars are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon ET and cover topics related to RPO drivers, adoption, best practices, and trends. 

The RPO Leadership Forum furthers RPOA’s mission of nurturing a collaborative community where thought leadership can be created and curated to educate the marketplace about RPO.

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