All Items: Recruiting and 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.

  • 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.

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