Kevin Finley

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Kevin Finley focuses his practice on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel. Kevin advises employers across a broad range of industries on the full spectrum of employment matters, including compliance and counseling, litigation, Title IX investigations, and alternative dispute resolution. His litigation practice includes defending employers in federal and state court and administrative agency proceedings against allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; breach of contract; unfair competition; and wage and hour claims.

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California Proposes New Legislation Prohibiting Algorithmic Discrimination in the Workplace

Algorithmic discrimination continues to be a focal point of concern, as evidenced by recent legislation introduced in California which, if passed into law, will require employers who use automated decision tools to make consequential decisions to undergo a cost-benefit analysis regarding the use of such technology. Employers must continue to proceed with caution, and be … Continue Reading

California Employers Must Comply With Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements by July 1, 2024

A new California law taking place on workplace violence requires employers to develop and implement written plans and interactive training to prevent and respond to on-the-job threats of violence by July 1, 2024. Among other things, Senate Bill 553 requires adopting an “effective” written workplace violence prevention plan, either as a stand-alone document or as … Continue Reading

Let’s “Chat-a-Bot” Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

With the rise of chatbots, such as ChatGPT (OpenAI), Bard (Google), and Claude (Anthropic), and other generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools developing at a rapid pace, employers need to consider whether, and to what extent, employees should be permitted to use them in workplace. On the one hand, there are confidentiality and privacy issues, bias … Continue Reading

How To Be “Smart” About Using Artificial Intelligence In The Workplace

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly revolutionizing the workplace. More and more employers are relying on algorithms or automated tools to determine who gets interviewed, hired, promoted, compensated, disciplined, or terminated. If adequately designed and applied, AI can help employees find employment, match employers with valuable employees, and advance diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. … Continue Reading