All Items: Recruiting and Hiring

  • 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.

  • SHRM Survey Shows HR Pros Optimistic About Their Profession

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

  • Supreme Court Raises Bar for Fair Credit Reporting Act Claimants

    Date:
    May 26, 2016

    The Supreme Court has ruled in Spokeo v. Robins that a plaintiff must allege something more than a hypothetical violation in order to pursue a federal claim under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

  • Vermont Becomes 8th State to Ban the Box for Private Employers

    Date:
    May 9, 2016

    Vermont has become the 8th state to pass a law banning private employers from including a criminal history box on job applications. Governor Peter Shumlin signed the measure on May 3, just one week after President Barack Obama directed federal agencies to adopt ban the box hiring practices.

  • Pennsylvania Legalizes Medical Marijuana

    Date:
    April 22, 2016

    Pennsylvania has become the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana for people suffering from certain chronic health conditions, including terminal illnesses.

  • USCIS Says Expired Form I-9 Still Okay to Use, Requests Additional Comments

    Date:
    April 5, 2016

    According to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), employers should continue to use the current version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, even though it expired on March 31, until a new form is finalized and posted for use. USCIS has also announced that it has extended the comment period until April 27, because it has made additional proposed revisions to the form.

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