HIRING

Never, ever say a word about applicant's age

05/24/2017
You may see more older workers seeking open positions in your organization. How you treat those applicants can mean the difference between winning or losing an age discrimination lawsuit.

NYC bars employers from asking about salary history

05/16/2017
Starting in the fall, New York City employers will no longer be able to ask about a job applicant’s salary history before making a conditional employment offer.

New Labor Department program to spotlight veteran hiring

05/16/2017
The department is establishing the program under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act—the HIRE Vets Act—which President Trump signed May 5.

Chamber of Commerce sues Philadelphia over wage law

05/10/2017
The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit against the city seeking to block implementation of a new law that forbids asking for an applicant’s salary history

68% of employers can't find qualified workers

05/09/2017
Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when approximately 7.5 million Americans are unemployed, and millions more are working part-time because they can’t find a full-time job or have given up looking for work altogether?

Hiring mistakes hit small, midsized firms hardest

05/06/2017
Hiring the right people is hard for every organization, but the stakes are often higher for smaller employers.

How does the H-1B visa process work?

05/03/2017
Q. We have searched in the U.S. for a worker to fit a very specialized position at our company to no avail. We are considering using the H-1B program next year. How does the “lottery” process work?

How to stop lawsuits from failed candidates: Document why you hired the successful one

05/03/2017
Are you prepared to defend each decision not to hire someone? Be sure you can explain why the person you did pick was the most qualified applicant.

Trump order seeks overhaul of H-1B visas

04/25/2017

President Trump has long believed that foreign H-1B visa holders take good jobs from American workers. The visas are intended to help employers fill technical jobs for which not enough American workers can be found.

I-9 documents: Beware the 'green card trap'

04/20/2017
A Papa John’s pizza franchise with 31 locations in Florida was ordered to pay $140,000 as part of a U.S. Justice Department investigation.

Under 'ban the box,' how to handle criminal background checks

04/19/2017
Beginning during the Great Recession, the EEOC began to aggressively push for what has become known as “ban the box”—shorthand for prohibiting employers from asking about past criminal history before making a job offer.

Courts won't hold it against you: Take a chance on hiring raw candidate

04/19/2017
Taking a chance—hiring the minimally qualified applicant—may mean having to turn around and terminate him a short time later. That’s usually fine.

Hot labor market could be hazardous for employers

04/18/2017
March payroll figures exceeded analysts’ expectations, as employers added 263,000 new jobs nationwide.

What H-1B rule changes mean for employers

04/16/2017
Recent rule-tightening by the Trump administration seeks to curtail abuses and force companies to use coveted H-1B slots for high-paying, specialized positions.

Artificial intelligence begins driving the employment process

04/12/2017
In theory, removing bias from the employment equation should enable employers to hire and manage the best employees based on knowledge, skills and abilities. Several HR-related artificial intelligence software packages attempt to do just that.
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