All Items: Recruiting and Hiring

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • SHRM Survey Shows HR Pros Optimistic About Their Profession

    July 29, 2016

    A new survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that confidence in the HR profession is growing, especially among early-career professionals.

  • DOJ to Increase Civil Monetary Penalties for Immigration-Related, False Claims Violations

    July 6, 2016

    The US Department of Justice has published an interim final rule adjusting current civil monetary penalties, which takes effect on August 1, 2016.

  • New SHRM Survey Shows Employers Facing Increased Recruiting Challenges

    June 21, 2016

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released a report today showing that many employers are facing increased difficulties in finding qualified applicants. The survey of more than 3,300 HR professionals revealed that 68% say their organization has had trouble recruiting in the current job market.

  • Connecticut Bans Criminal History Box for Private Employers

    June 14, 2016

    Connecticut has become the ninth state to pass a law banning private employers from asking criminal history questions on job applications. Effective January 1, 2017, Connecticut employers will not be able to ask prospective employees about prior arrests, criminal charges or convictions on an initial application.

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