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Recruit broadly to ensure diverse applicant pool

01/14/2021
Employees and job applicants can win age discrimination lawsuits if they prove an employer’s personnel practices have a negative disparate impact on older persons.

With DACA restored, prep for more applicants

12/17/2020
U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis reversed a Department of Homeland Security policy that allowed current DACA certificate holders to renew their DACA status but prohibited new applications. The order cleared the way for an estimated 300,000 potentially eligible individuals to apply for protection.

Automated interviews raise bias concerns

12/10/2020
By automating part of the hiring process, there’s less scheduling hassle and more opportunity to quickly screen out clearly unqualified and unsuitable applicants while identifying the most promising candidates. But there are also disadvantages.

DACA upheld in federal court

12/08/2020
Some 640,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children are safe from deportation and eligible to apply for work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after a federal court in New York ruled that the Trump administration lacked the authority to end the program in 2017.

Federal court overturns Trump administration’s H-1B restrictions

12/08/2020
A federal court on Dec. 1 struck down Trump administration rules that would have restricted employers’ ability to bring highly skilled foreign nationals to work in the United States using H-1B visas.

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.