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Hiring

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.

I-9 audits & worksite raids spiked in 2018: What’s next and how should you prepare?

01/17/2019
The final stats for 2018, and what to expect in 2019.

How will upcoming expungement of marijuana-related records affect hiring?

01/11/2019
Q. We’ve heard that soon, Californians who have prior marijuana convictions may have their marijuana-related criminal records expunged. How might this affect our hiring processes?

More hiring in 2019, fewer worries about economy

01/08/2019
Nearly 55% of companies plan to hire in the coming year, according to a survey conducted by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. That’s compared to just over 46% of companies who reported they would hire in 2018.

High H-2B visa demand crashes Labor Department servers

01/08/2019
The government website employers use to request H-2B visas for foreign workers crashed on New Year’s Day and didn’t come back online for more than a week.

Feel free to change job qualifications; courts won’t second-guess legit, new criteria

01/04/2019
If a previous job-holder applies for the newly constituted job after leaving it, he’s not automatically qualified because he did the job before.