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Spring regulatory agenda addresses contractor, wellness issues

07/07/2020
The Trump administration’s Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions—released late, on June 30—spells out what it hopes to accomplish between now and the end of the year.

Trump bars new H-1B, H-2B, J and L visas

06/25/2020
The Trump administration has prohibited foreign nationals from entering the United States using H-1B, H-2B, J and L visas. A presidential proclamation issued June 22 said the move was designed to “protect unemployed Americans from the threat of competition for scarce jobs.”

The critical role all managers play in workplace diversity

06/23/2020
Managers play a critical role in ensuring that a high-level corporate concept of workplace diversity comes to life in a way that all employees can feel, sense and embrace in their professional lives.

DACA permit holders can stay, Supreme Court rules

06/23/2020
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 18 that the Trump administration erred in 2017 when it tried to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

2 upcoming court decisions affect employers

05/28/2020
The 2019–2020 term of the U.S. Supreme Court ends June 29. Between now and then, big questions for employers and HR hang in the balance.

Job offers stand for grads, but internships in doubt

05/19/2020
Few employers plan to renege on hiring promises made to Class of 2020 college graduates before the coronavirus outbreak, but plans for summer internships are taking a hit.

Fill your talent pipeline with layoffs from other companies

04/24/2020
It is hard to imagine anything positive coming from this pandemic. But we should be focused on what things will be like after we move past this challenge. What decisions should we be making now with an eye to the future?

Is your organization still hiring? Don’t skip the background check

04/24/2020
With many courts closed and background-checking vendors working at reduced capacity, some employers may be tempted to skip the background check on new hires. But if you’re still hiring, it’s best not to take that shortcut.

Gone remote? DHS now allows ‘virtual verification’ of I-9 documents

04/17/2020
If your organization has gone completely remote during this health emergency, here is some good news: You temporarily won’t be required to review new hires’ identity and employment eligibility documents in-person with the new employees.

Teen summer job outlook: ‘Everything has changed’

04/14/2020
The summer of 2019 saw 1,737,000 jobs gained by teens, 25% more than in 2018 and the most teen jobs gained since 2001. This year: crickets.