All Items: Recruiting and Hiring

  • E-Verify Records Disposal Is Imminent, System Enhancements Made

    November 13, 2015

    On January 1, 2016, E-Verify must delete transaction records that are more than 10 years old, in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) retention and disposal schedule. An employer that used E-Verify before December 31, 2005, that wants to keep a record of its case information should download and save the new Historic Records Report by December 31, 2015.

  • Federal Court Blocks Immigration Executive Order Implementation

    November 10, 2015

    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court's blocking of the implementation of an Executive Order issued by President Obama in November 2014.

  • Obama Bans the Box on Federal Job Applications

    November 5, 2015

    President Obama has ordered all federal government agencies to stop asking prospective employees on job applications if they have a criminal record. Obama's "ban the box" announcement involves the box on job applications that candidates are often asked to check off if they have ever been convicted of a crime.

  • DHS Rule Proposes STEM OPT Program Extension

    October 30, 2015

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a proposed rule that would extend the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) program. The proposed rule includes increased compliance requirements for participating employers.

  • SSA Revises SSN Application Rules, Updates SSNVS Handbook for Employers

    September 2, 2015

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a final rule, effective September 9, 2015, revising its regulations regarding the procedures an individual should follow to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) card. The rule also revises certain related evidence requirements. The Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) Handbook has also been updated.

  • Target to Pay Nearly $3 Million for Faulty Screening Tests

    August 26, 2015

    The Minneapolis-based Target Corporation has agreed to pay $2.8 million to thousands of rejected job candidates who claimed they were unfairly screened out of upper-level positions because of their race or gender. The settlement will be dispersed among more than 3,000 people affected by the use of these screening tests in the hiring process.

  • Immigration-Related Administrative Penalties on the Rise, Congressional Report Finds

    July 27, 2015

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report that examines annual changes and trends in immigration-related worksite enforcement, revealing an upward trend in administrative fines and penalties.

  • Morris County SHRM's 8th Annual Conference Addresses Hot-Button Issues for Employers

    July 24, 2015

    On June 22, 2015, the Morris County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (MC SHRM) held it Eighth Annual Employment Law Symposium, presented in collaboration with Fisher & Phillips, LLP.

  • Overtime Changes, Hiring Claims and Joint Employer Liability Concern Employers, Per Littler Survey

    July 22, 2015

    Overtime reform, discrimination in hiring claims and joint employer liability proved top concerns for employers, according to law firm Littler Mendelson's 4th Annual Executive Employer Survey Report.

  • Oregon, NYC Criminal History Laws Would Affect Most Employers

    June 24, 2015

    Oregon could soon become the 18th state with a "ban the box" law if Governor Kate Brown signs the legislation as expected. The bill would prohibit most employers from asking criminal history questions on job applications. New York City also recently passed a "ban the box" law affecting private employers.

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