Virtual Reality (VirtualR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Present Ethical and Legal Risks for Employers. We Help Our Clients Navigate the Landscape.

While virtual reality (VirtualR) and artificial intelligence (AI) present opportunities for small and mid-size employers, they also present risks. If not used properly, VirtualR and AI can both have ethical and legal pitfalls, which can lead to litigation not only with employees—but also with the federal government.

Although VirtualR and AI may be the next frontier in human resources (HR), companies and their HR departments cannot move forward with abandon. Instead, they must carefully measure their steps, and they must make informed decisions while giving due consideration to the ethical and legal issues involved.

Understanding the Opportunities and Risks Associated with Using VirtualR and AI in the Workplace

Whether used independently or in conjunction with one another, VirtualR and AI raise several important questions for small and mid-size employers. While VirtualR and AI tools can boost productivity and employee morale, they can also expose companies to various types of allegations. While the law surrounding VirtualR and AI continues to develop—and will continue developing for some time—this is not an excuse for non-compliance. Companies need to make informed decisions about how, when, and where they use VirtualR and AI, and they need to know how to avoid mistakes that can lead to litigation.

Our VirtualR and AI Services for Small and Mid-Size Employers

We help small and mid-size employers safely use VirtualR and AI in all aspects of human resources management. From recruitment and training to performance reviews and employee discipline, VirtualR and AI have numerous potential applications within human resources. But, relying on software developers (and AI) presents many inherent legal risks as well, which are not risks that companies can ignore.

We offer various bespoke legal services to help companies implement VirtualR and AI into their human resources operations. Depending on your company’s specific plans, needs, and goals, we can offer custom-tailored advice and assistance with matters such as:

  • Human-Centered AI – Human-centered AI can be a powerful tool for human resources managers if used properly and under the right circumstances. We help companies deploy this new technology safely and effectively.
  • VirtualR Employee Training – While using VirtualR for employee training can be cost-effective, it can also be risky. Companies need to know that their training programs are effective and do not expose their employees to health and safety risks.
  • Remote Work Policies – In today’s world, remote work, VirtualR, and AI are increasingly going hand-in-hand. While this may be the path forward, companies of all sizes need to ensure they have the necessary policies, procedures, and protections.
  • Federal VirtualR and AI Compliance – The federal government is beginning to pay attention to VirtualR and AI. As the government’s scrutiny intensifies, companies will need to be prepared to demonstrate their compliance affirmatively.
  • General Ethical and Legal Compliance – Beyond federal considerations, the use of VirtualR and AI for employment-related purposes raises various general ethical and legal concerns as well. We help our clients understand and address these concerns before they lead to problems.

Ultimately, companies need to handle their adoption of VirtualR and AI just like anything else. They need to engage in sound decision-making and ensure that they have the necessary framework in place before they move forward.