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Swanson helps end ‘no-poach’ pacts in the fast-food industry

08/08/2018
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is one of 11 chief state law enforcement officers behind a joint effort to get fast-food companies to do away with “no-poach” agreements that prevent employees from finding better jobs in the industry.

Sex-for-job quid pro quo indefensible in court

08/06/2018
Make sure you police what your managers and supervisors are doing when hiring applicants. A demand for sex in exchange for a job is basically indefensible.

Ensure job application process is clear and easy to understand

08/06/2018
Is your hiring process clear? Do candidates understand exactly what they need to do to be considered for a job or promotion?

‘Clean slate’ law helps ex-cons, adds employer responsibilities

08/01/2018
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf has signed a “clean slate” bill designed to help people convicted of nonviolent crimes obtain gainful employment.

Shapiro presses fast food biz about ‘no-poach’ contracts

08/01/2018
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has asked franchisees of eight fast food restaurants to disclose any “no-poach” agreements written into their employment contracts.

How to lure top talent in a low-unemployment environment

07/13/2018
Getting applicants to sign on the dotted line requires commitment and creativity. Here’s a look at measures companies can take to boost their appeal to prospective workers.

Executive order bars salary inquiries for some state jobs

07/10/2018
Brandishing a plastic bag containing 79 cents, Gov. Tom Wolf announced an executive order barring most Pennsylvania government offices from asking for an applicant’s salary history during the hiring process.

Recruiting: Attract millennials by helping pay their student loans

07/03/2018
Smart employers know it pays to appeal to millennial employees. For many millennials, one constant has defined their financial status for the entirety of their adult lives: The burden of student loan debt.

So you discover an employee is job hunting—Now what?

07/01/2018
Say you’re searching an online résumé database and spot the résumé of one of your best employees. You wonder what to do with that new information. The answer: Tailor your approach to that employee, the reason he or she is searching and whether you actually want to retain the person …

3 questions on pay equity

06/27/2018
Where does the fight over pay equity stand? … How should we adjust to this trend? … What should we do now to ensure pay equity?