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Get ready to use new ‘smart’ I-9 form this fall

09/15/2016
Within the next two months, expect the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to publish a long-awaited update to the Form I-9.

Recruiting lag: You might be taking too long to hire

09/12/2016
Timing is everything, the saying goes, and for firms trying to hire it could make the difference between securing the candidate and losing out.

Get ready to use new, enhanced Form I-9

09/12/2016
A new employment eligibility verification form will be available by Nov. 23.

‘Hey, look at me!’ The 10 strangest come-ons by creative applicants

09/08/2016
Job candidates realize that a great cover letter and résumé aren’t always enough if you really want the job — you need to do something to stand out from the competition.

New rules for recruiting foreign workers

09/06/2016
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification is expected to publish new regulations aiming to modernize the U.S. Department of Labor’s electronic permanent labor certification system.

How do we complete I-9s for out-of-state staff?

08/31/2016
Q. Some of our employees work in other states out of their homes. For completing the I-9 Forms, can I use a notary public to verify employees’ documents?

Is it legal to require a lie detector test in California?

08/22/2016
Q. I am in the process of interviewing candidates for an administrative position. This person would work very closely with me, and I need to trust him or her completely. Can I bring in a polygraph expert and use lie detector tests during the final interviews?

White House ‘ban the box’ program picks up big partner

08/20/2016
Walmart has signed the White House’s Fair Chance Business Pledge, bringing to 185 the number of employers joining an Obama administration campaign to help job candidates with criminal histories find their way back into the workforce.

Can job ads request U.S. work authorization?

08/11/2016
Q. Our 40-employee company advertises for jobs internationally but we aren’t able to offer sponsorship to any candidate who is not legally able to work in the United States. I realize we can’t put “Prefer U.S. citizen” on a job ad, but can we alert candidates to our requirement?

Meet with applicant to discuss convictions

08/10/2016

Many Americans have criminal records. The EEOC and local government agencies want to help former convicts start over. The movement to “ban the box” on job applications—the box those with criminal histories are supposed to check—is part of that trend. So is the EEOC’s position that barring applicants with criminal records from employment may amount to discrimination based on race or ethnicity. Employers that refuse to consider any applicant who has a criminal record risk litigation.