All Items: Recruiting and Hiring

  • President Signs Executive Order Seeking H-1B Visa Program Review

    Date:
    April 21, 2017

    President Donald J. Trump has signed an Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, establishing as the policy of the executive branch to promote American business and talent. The Order does not have any immediate impact on existing federal policies or regulations.

  • Employers Should Review Form I-9 for SSN Glitch

    Date:
    April 17, 2017

    Employers that downloaded Form I-9 between November 14 and November 17, 2016, are advised to immediately review any of the forms they used to ensure their employees' Social Security numbers (SSNs) appear correctly in Section 1.

  • New York City Council Passes Legislation Banning Salary History Inquiries

    Date:
    April 11, 2017

    The New York City Council has approved a bill that would prohibit employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary history during all stages of the employment process. Mayor Bill DeBlasio is expected to sign the legislation.

  • H1-B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2018

    Date:
    April 10, 2017

    On April 7, 2017, the US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the congressionally mandated 85,000-visa H-1B cap has been reached for Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018).

  • Texas Roadhouse Settles EEOC Age Bias Lawsuit for $12 Million

    Date:
    April 4, 2017

    The Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve a class action lawsuit in which the EEOC accused it of engaging in a nationwide pattern and practice of age discrimination in hiring.

  • USCIS Temporarily Suspends H-1B Visa Petition Premium Processing

    Date:
    March 7, 2017

    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily suspended the premium processing of all H-1B visa petitions starting April 3, 2017, the first day on which the agency would have begun accepting such petitions this year.

  • Trump Revokes January Immigration Order, Issues New Mandate

    Date:
    March 6, 2017

    President Donald J. Trump has issued a new executive order on immigration entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States, which takes effect on March 16, 2017.

  • H-1B Visa Petition Filings Are Due April 3 for FY 2018

    Date:
    February 23, 2017

    Employers that want to hire foreign workers for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for positions that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, teaching, engineering and computer programming should get ready now to file H-1B visa petitions with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 3, 2017.

  • Executive Orders Address Security, Immigration, Regulations

    Date:
    February 1, 2017

    President Donald Trump has signed a number of executive orders that affect employers by focusing on immigration enforcement, banning certain visa-holders from entering the US and reducing regulation and its related costs.

  • 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.

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