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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.

Questions and answers: How to hire in a legally safe way

07/02/2019
If it goes well, hiring a new employee is the beginning of a fruitful working relationship. But hiring can also be a legal minefield in which one wrong step can lead to a costly lawsuit. This Q&A is designed to keep you on the right hiring path.

Apprenticeship rule announced, plus millions in program support

06/25/2019
The U.S. Department of Labor on June 24 announced a proposed rule “to advance the development of high-quality, industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.”

Kardashian, Trump urge employment opportunities for former inmates

06/18/2019
Celebrity Kim Kardashian West visited the White House June 13 to join President Trump in announcing that the administration is “taking crucial steps” to encourage employers to hire former inmates.

Document promotion process to show you chose the best

06/10/2019
Employers that follow their own rules and maintain accurate and complete records of their promotion decisions generally win failure-to-promote cases.

Dismissal came with warning: No more frivolous suits!

06/10/2019
Good news for employers: More courts are moving swiftly to toss out frivolous lawsuits before their target is even served with the legal paperwork.

Biggest hiring challenge: Getting applicants’ attention

06/04/2019
Recruiting is no walk in the park, according to new research from the Robert Half staffing firm.

DOL: Belmont, Saratoga horse trainer broke H-2B visa rules

06/04/2019
It’s no secret that the Trump administration is tough on undocumented immigrants. But it’s also holding employers to account when they don’t follow the rules for visa-holding immigrants and temporary workers.