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Support grows for hiring staff with criminal record

11/18/2021
More than two-thirds of 1,100 people surveyed said they’d be comfortable working for an employer if a few of their co-workers had a nonviolent criminal record.

EEOC casts a skeptical eye on the use of AI in hiring

11/11/2021
Employers considering adding or expanding use of artificial intelligence programs to screen job applicants, take note: The EEOC has announced a new initiative to examine the use of AI in hiring.

EEOC: Customer preference irrelevant in hiring

11/11/2021
When the Supreme Court ruled in 2020 that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the EEOC began filing a series of lawsuits, like this one.

Women eager to get back to work, especially in STEM

11/02/2021
The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately harmed working women, with female unemployment running about 30% higher than the male unemployment rate. But a new survey shows women are eager to return to the workforce, particularly in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and math.

DHS unveils new workplace immigration strategy: What does it mean for I-9s and E-Verify?

10/28/2021
In October, the Department of Homeland Security released an internal memo that outlines a new shift in worksite enforcement strategy from the various governmental agencies that oversee I-9 and E-Verify compliance.

Facebook pays $14 million to settle hiring suit

10/28/2021
If you thought the only federal agencies you really had to worry about were the Department of Labor, the EEOC and OSHA, think again. The U.S. Department of Justice should be on your radar, too.

Fewer ICE raids means more employer scrutiny

10/21/2021
The Biden administration recently announced that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would end its longstanding practice of raiding workplaces to sweep up and deport undocumented workers. On its face, that sounds like a major change in immigration policy that might take the heat off employers. It won’t.

6 recommendations to find and retain top-tier talent

10/19/2021
In today’s tight labor market, finding and keeping talent is a business imperative. The Conference Board offers these recommendations to recruit and retain the talent organizations need to succeed, especially in an environment of remote and hybrid work.

DHS halting raids to detain undocumented workers

10/14/2021
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will focus on identifying and removing undocumented immigrants who pose “a threat to our national security, public safety and border security.” They will also shift their focus to employers.

Ensure post-offer tests are job-related and necessary

09/23/2021
Making a job offer is a de facto acknowledgement that you believe the applicant was qualified for the position. If you make the offer contingent on passing some sort of pre-employment test, make sure the test is job-related and consistent with business necessity. Otherwise, you are courting lawsuits that likely favor applicants who fail the test.