All Items: Recruiting and Hiring

  • US DOL Issues Final Rule Regarding EEO in Apprenticeship Opportunities

    Date:
    January 4, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that updates equal employment opportunity (EEO) requirements with respect to apprenticeships. Current protections are expanded to include disability, age, genetic information and sexual orientation.

  • E-Verify Extended Through April 2017

    Date:
    December 27, 2016

    President Barack Obama has signed the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, which extends appropriations through April 28, 2017.

  • Philadelphia Poised to Restrict Salary History Questions in Hiring Process

    Date:
    December 22, 2016

    A new Philadelphia law would ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. Massachusetts and California have passed similar laws, but Philadelphia will become the first city in the nation with a so-called wage history law if Mayor Jim Kenney signs the measure as expected.

  • Los Angeles Poised to Ban the Box For Most Private Employers

    Date:
    December 8, 2016

    The Los Angeles City Council has approved a "ban the box" ordinance prohibiting certain employers from asking about a prospective employee's criminal history until a conditional employment offer has been made.

  • Form I-9 Changes May Usher in Era of Increased Enforcement

    Date:
    November 15, 2016

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised Form I-9. In addition, employers should expect more stringent enforcement of immigration laws under a Trump administration.

  • White House Urges Noncompete Ban for Certain Jobs

    Date:
    November 3, 2016

    The Obama administration has announced several steps to reduce what it sees as the misuse of noncompete agreements, including urging states to ban noncompetes altogether for certain jobs.

  • Hiring Increases for Late 2016 Anticipated by Employers Around the Globe

    Date:
    October 4, 2016

    Employers intend to increase hiring in 42 of 43 countries and territories through the end of 2016, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. The US reports the most optimistic hiring prospects in the Americas.

  • Employer's Dreadlock Ban Is Not Racial Discrimination, 11th Circuit Finds

    Date:
    September 28, 2016

    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an employer's refusal to hire an African-American job applicant because she refused to cut her dreadlocks is not illegal.

  • Current Form I-9 Is Valid for Four More Months

    Date:
    September 23, 2016

    After a series of proposed improvements to and public comment periods on Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, the Office of Management and Budget has approved a revised version of the form, which should be published by November 22. In the meantime, employers may continue using the current form until January 21, 2017. After that date, all prior versions of the form will be invalid.

  • Positive Drug Tests of US Workers at Highest Level in a Decade

    Date:
    September 21, 2016

    The percentage of employees testing positive for illegal drug use is at its highest level in 10 years, according to an analysis by Quest Diagnostics of nearly 11 million workforce drug test results.

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