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Biden plans to limit noncompetes, ban no-poaching agreements

12/01/2020
Biden campaign documents say he will support nationwide legislation to eliminate all noncompete agreements except those that are “absolutely necessary to protect a narrowly defined category of trade secrets.”

Think twice before Googling for medical info

11/25/2020
It is legally risky to run an internet search to find out more about job applicants, especially if you are looking for information about a medical condition. It’s too easy to find information that should play no role in the hiring process.

Biden to order DACA protections reinstated

11/19/2020
It’s a reality of contemporary presidential politics that enacting a new administration’s agenda often relies on executive orders, not legislation. Among the first items on President-Elect Joe Biden’s to-do list: Rescinding a Trump administration executive order that attempted to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Snapshot: Goals for recruiting diverse candidates

11/16/2020
Most employers have specific goals for diversity in hiring, based on six factors.

Snapshot: How will recruiters attract talent?

11/10/2020
In the next 12 months, recruiting pros will increasingly look online to reach the best candidates.

H-1B visa restrictions cost U.S. employers billions

11/10/2020
The Trump administration’s initial crackdown on hiring skilled immigrants using H-1B visas probably cost Fortune 500 employers more than $100 billion, according to research published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Spate of lawsuits aim to stop Trump’s H-1B visa restrictions

10/29/2020
Business and technology industry interests have launched a litigation blitz to halt the Trump administration’s sweeping overhaul of the H-1B visa system, announced in October.

Trump administration rewrites H-1B visa rule

10/08/2020
The Department of Homeland Security has announced an interim final rule that will restrict employers’ ability to bring highly skilled foreign nationals to work in the United States using H-1B visas.

Presidential campaign: Where Trump, Biden differ on HR issues

09/10/2020
President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden disagree on most issues affecting America’s workplaces. Here is a breakdown of where they stand.

Avoid hiring panel squabbles

08/26/2020
Having a group interview job applicants yields questions from different perspectives. That usually yields more information and creates more buy-in from those included. However, all that diversity can—and probably will—also make for arguments.