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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.

Job openings requiring vaccine up sharply since July

09/02/2021
More employers are requiring applicants to prove they have been vaccinated against covid-19 before they will consider extending a job offer.

Remote inspection of I-9 docs extended through Dec. 31

09/02/2021
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has extended covid-related rules that let employers remotely examine new employees’ work eligibility documents instead of physically reviewing them.

Remove cold-calling from your recruitment toolkit

08/26/2021
In today’s tight labor market, employers are getting creative in their efforts to recruit new employees. But there’s one major recruiting no-no that can spell big trouble. Forget cold-calling cell phones. As a recent case shows, the fines for making unsolicited calls range from $500 to $1,500 per call.

Consider options to attract new employees

08/26/2021
Many companies are scrambling to become employers of choice. You can try higher pay, or more and better benefits. Or you can take a close look at the minimum requirements for open positions. Another option is to keep current requirements but offer in-house or employer-sponsored training.

Tout vaccine mandate to recruit employees

08/19/2021
Some may worry that a vaccine mandate will drive anti-vax employees to quit. However, numerous polls this summer show that most Americans favor employer vaccine mandates. That means many of your best potential job candidates may actually prefer working for an organization that requires employees to be fully vaxxed.