All Items: Recruiting and Hiring

  • Texas Mandates E-Verify Use for Contractors, State Agencies

    Date:
    15 December 2014

    Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued an executive order requiring all state agencies to use the federal E-Verify system to confirm the work eligibility of current and prospective employees. The order is effective immediately and also applies to any employer contracting with a state agency or its subcontractors.

  • IRS Issues 2015 Form W-4

    Date:
    12 December 2014

    The IRS has released the 2015 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, which employers use to determine the amount of federal income taxes to withhold from employees' pay.

  • OFCCP Issues Final Rule on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

    Date:
    10 December 2014

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued its final rule on Executive Order 13672, which extends current discrimination protections to include claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • San Francisco Expected to Regulate Chain Stores' Hiring and Scheduling Practices

    Date:
    03 December 2014

    New ordinances awaiting the mayor's signature would, among other things, require certain businesses to offer any additional hours of work available to current part-time employees before hiring new employees or using subcontractors or a temporary services or staffing agency to do work.

  • Immigration Executive Order: What It Means for Employers

    Date:
    24 November 2014

    President Obama's November 20 executive orders could allow as many as five million undocumented immigrants to remain in the US if they meet certain conditions. Ogletree Deakins attorney Charles Gillman calls these actions "a positive change that could help US employers," but says the "devil will be in the details."

  • Recreational Marijuana Use Legalized in Oregon, Alaska and DC

    Date:
    18 November 2014

    Voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia affirmed ballot measures earlier this month to legalize recreational marijuana use in small amounts. However, none of these laws will prevent employers from maintaining a drug-free workplace policy.

  • Marijuana Legalization Measures Light Up Election Day

    Date:
    03 November 2014

    Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC will vote tomorrow on whether to legalize recreational marijuana use. Meanwhile, Florida voters will decide whether to legalize medical marijuana use. However, none of the measures would prevent employers from maintaining a drug-free workplace policy.

  • USCIS to Dispose of E-Verify Records Over 10 Years Old

    Date:
    09 October 2014

    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that on January 1, 2015, it will begin disposing of E-Verify records that are over 10 years old.

  • 7-Eleven Franchisees Convicted in Largest-Ever ICE Worksite Enforcement Forfeiture

    Date:
    30 September 2014

    As the result of one of the largest criminal alien employment investigations ever conducted by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, five franchisee-owners and managers of 14 7-Eleven stores located in New York and Virginia have pled guilty to charges of committing wire fraud and concealing and harboring illegal aliens they employed.

  • District of Columbia's Criminal History Law Among Nation's Broadest

    Date:
    09 September 2014

    Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a broad law restricting employer criminal history inquiries during the hiring process. The new law prohibits criminal history questions or background checks until after a conditional job offer has been made. It applies to employers with more than 10 employees.

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