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Hiring

Minneapolis employer stiffed H-1B holder, now must pay

03/13/2019
An administrative law judge in Minneapolis has ordered TLC Precision Wafer Technology to pay an engineer his full salary in back wages after it failed to pay him the amount listed on his H-1B visa.

Becoming an ‘employer of choice’: 3 ways to attract the best

02/26/2019
To be an “employer of choice” in the new economy, it’s important to understand that the talent landscape has evolved dramatically, as has the workforce. With millennials making up nearly half the workforce, they set the tone for employee engagement for the foreseeable future.

Aging, recession among factors to affect hiring

02/12/2019
Research by online recruiting giant Glassdoor finds that these trends will influence the hiring process this year.

Consider outsourcing background checks

02/06/2019
Have the vendor limit the information it passes along to brief summaries instead of exhaustive details about applicants’ backgrounds.

6 tips to add some zip to your hiring process

02/05/2019
Long timeframes mean employers should do everything possible to keep the hiring process humming along. Here are six tips to streamline the hiring process.

Snapshot: Who says those job descriptions are clear?

02/05/2019
Hiring managers believe the job descriptions they provide to candidates accurately describe the work that needs to be done. Candidates are less impressed.

Twin Cities building boom runs into labor shortage

02/04/2019
Since the state’s unemployment rate hit 2.8% in November 2018, virtually every skilled Minnesotan who wants work has it. The resulting labor shortage has hit Twin Cities residential construction particularly hard.

Social Security Administration no-match letters are back

01/29/2019
SSA no-match letters will be sent out for any discrepancy found on W-2 forms, whether or not the employer uses the government’s online E-Verify employment eligibility verification system.

N.Y. legal update: Preventing data breaches, criminal records checks

01/29/2019
This month, we bring you news on data breaches and further restrictions on using criminal records in the hiring process.

Document belligerence during hiring process

01/29/2019
If you ever encounter an applicant so difficult that you suspect she might become a disruptive employee, document why you are concerned. If she later sues, you will be able to describe exactly what happened.