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Is it time to ease your hiring requirements?

11/21/2018
When unemployment peaked after the 2008 recession, companies could afford to inflate job requirements to find the perfect fit. But today’s super-tight labor market has more employers lowering the bar to broaden their candidate pool and speed up hiring.

Older workers: Many benefits and few risks

11/15/2018
The Department of Labor estimates that the number of working Americans ages 65 to 74 will grow 4.5% in the decade ending in 2024. Here are some tricks to help recruit older workers.

I-9 audits on the rise: What employers can expect from ICE inspectors

11/14/2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is ramping up its efforts to ensure everyone who works in the United States is authorized to do so. Audits of employers’ I-9 records are ICE’s primary compliance tool.

Visa sponsorship isn’t an employment contract

11/14/2018
By sponsoring a visa application, an employer helps secure an employee’s right to work in the United States. But doing so doesn’t necessarily create any obligation to employ the worker for a set period of time.

Feel free to consider past discipline when rehiring staff you previously laid off

11/13/2018
When workers apply for other, open positions that they’re at least marginally qualified for, their past disciplinary history may be a good reason to not rehire them.

Choose the best candidate, don’t sweat liability

11/13/2018
When you have several excellent candidates for the same position, it can be difficult to pick which one should get the offer. As long as you document why you picked one of the qualified candidates over the others, chances are you won’t lose a lawsuit.

Midterms to affect employment law landscape

11/08/2018
Two years of Republican control of Washington ended Nov. 6 with Democrats seizing control of the House of Representatives. That gives Democrats some say on setting the legislative agenda, including employment law issues.

Job-seekers in driver’s seat in today’s sellers’ market

11/06/2018
Low unemployment and high demand for talent are feeding a recruiting environment where job-seekers and new employees are in control.

DOL want more information from employers using H-1B visa workers

11/06/2018
An updated Labor Condition Application form will require employers to provide more detailed information about H-1B worker employment conditions.

State amends pay equity law, clarifies salary history issues

10/31/2018
California’s pay equity law has been amended to clarify certain ambiguities regarding proper interview questions, disclosure of pay scales and the application of the law to existing employees.