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Immigration update: End of DACA, start of ‘extreme vetting’

10/18/2017
Much has been happening with immigration policy since President Trump took office, and employers would do well to keep up. That’s especially true if any of your workers are in the United States on temporary work visas or if you plan to recruit immigrant workers in the near future.

$95 million penalty for undocumented workers

10/05/2017
The Department of Justice has extracted the largest-ever penalty from a company accused of employing ineligible workers. Asplundh Tree Service has paid $95 million for turning a blind eye to the hiring of individuals that executives knew lacked proper documentation.

When workers’ comp, illegal status collide

09/26/2017
Federal law requires employers to verify that employees are eligible to work in the United States. It’s unlawful to knowingly hire anyone without authorization. But what happens if an employee’s ineligibility is only discovered in the course of investigating a workers’ compensation claim?

‘Criminal’ doesn’t get Title VII protection

09/26/2017
For an applicant to sue under Title VII, she can’t merely allege that she suffered because of having a criminal record.

In-person interview needed for job-based green card

09/21/2017
As part of President Trump’s “extreme vetting” directives, potential legal immigrant workers will now be required to undergo in-person interviews with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Résumé lies are on the rise

08/22/2017
What’s the truth about lying on résumés? Almost half of workers (46%) polled by staffing firm OfficeTeam said they know someone who included false information on a résumé, a 25-point jump from a 2011 survey.

San Francisco bans asking applicants about salary history

08/21/2017
San Francisco has become the latest jurisdiction to enact a law banning employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. The San Francisco “Parity in Pay” Ordinance will go into effect July 1, 2018. Penalties for noncompliance will go into effect a year later.

What you need to know about the new Form I-9

08/13/2017
U.S. Citizenship and Customs Enforcement has issued a new Form I-9 that employers must begin using by Sept. 18, 2017. The release shines a spotlight on employers’ interaction with government agencies that enforce immigration laws.

14 interview questions that get to the heart of the candidate

08/13/2017
Interview questions need not be tricky. But they do need to reveal the character of what might be the next person on your payroll. Here’s a list of questions you should consider asking your next candidate, and what his or her answers might reveal.

How should staff conducting employment interviews accommodate deaf applicants?

08/03/2017
Q. The recruiting manager of our company is interviewing a deaf applicant for an open position. What should she keep in mind during the interview?
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