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When should managers check references?

09/26/2019
While HR departments handle reference checking at most organizations, many supervisors are willing and capable of handling reference checks, too. But that doesn’t mean you should let supervisors handle reference checks for all openings.

Snapshot: Who’s in charge of hiring external workers?

09/23/2019
When organizations bring on freelancers, gig workers and independent contractors, here’s who handles the hiring.

Hiring outlook still strong despite rumors of recession

09/18/2019
The latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey finds that fourth-quarter hiring is likely to increase 1% year over year, compared to 2018.

Ban criminal history queries on applications

09/05/2019
It’s time to reconsider your practice of asking potential employees about their criminal record histories. That’s especially true if you ask the question upfront, on your application or before you have even reviewed candidates’ other qualifications.

Are you at risk of an ICE workplace raid?

08/29/2019
Massive immigration raids at Mississippi chicken processing plants received extensive media attention in August. What wasn’t widely reported was how ICE came to target the plants and conduct surprise, near-simultaneous raids across Mississippi. Now we know.

Filling out a new Form I-9? Check its expiration date

08/27/2019
The federal Form I-9, used to verify a new hire’s employment eligibility, carried an expiration date of 8/31/19. The Department of Homeland Security was expected to publish a new version of the form by the end of August.

Begin preparations now for next spring’s H-2B visa hiring

08/27/2019
If you plan to seek H-2B visa holders to begin work starting next April, now is the time to start preparing, says employer-side immigration attorney James J. O’Brien.

Texas suit challenges EEOC background check rules

08/01/2019
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard oral arguments in a case brought by the Texas Attorney General’s Office. The suit challenges 2012 EEOC guidelines on the use of criminal background checks in hiring.

Criminal background checks in the Ban the Box era

07/09/2019
If and when to use hiring tools such as background checks for employment and criminal background checks depends on many factors.

Supreme Court agrees to hear DACA case

07/03/2019
Before adjourning for the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments during its 2019-2020 term on the constitutionality of the federal government’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.