Recruiting and Hiring items

  • H-1B Visa Cap for FY 2015 Reached

    07 April 2014

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year 2015 and that it also received more petitions than the 20,000 H-1B visas available under the US advanced degree exemption.

  • USCIS Accepting H-1B Visa Petitions Starting April 1

    27 March 2014

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B visa petitions for the 2015 fiscal year on April 1.

  • Background Checks: EEOC, FTC Release Tips for Employers

    13 March 2014

    The EEOC and the FTC have teamed up to create new resources relating to the use of background checks for employment purposes.

  • E-Verify Updated Further Action Notice, New Fact Sheet Released

    28 February 2014

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced its release of an updated tentative nonconfirmation (TNC) further action notice.

  • DOJ's Office of Special Counsel Releases New Flyer for DACA Recipients

    26 February 2014

    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recently published a new Know Your Rights flyer aimed at workers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and the supporters who represent them.

  • New San Francisco Ban the Box Law Affects Private Employers

    24 February 2014

    San Francisco has become the latest city to enact a Ban the Box law that applies to private employers. On February 17, Mayor Edwin Lee signed the ordinance which covers employers in the city with 20 or more employees.

  • Illinois District Court Rules 15 Months of Employment Was Sufficient 'Consideration' to Support Noncompete Agreement

    13 February 2014

    The Northern District of Illinois has rejected the Illinois appellate court's holding in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Servs. and ruled that an employee's15 months of employment was sufficient consideration to support a noncompete agreement.

  • Florida Supreme Court Places Medical Marijuana Initiative on Ballot

    11 February 2014

    The Florida Supreme Court has held that the state's voters should be allowed to decide in November whether to amend the state's constitution to legalize medical marijuana. The measure must receive at least 60 percent of the vote in order to pass. If it does, Florida would become the first southern state to legalize medical marijuana use.

  • OFCCP Releases Revised Self-Identification Form

    29 January 2014

    The Office of Management and Budget has approved a revised Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) form that federal contractors must use to invite job applicants and employees to self-identify their disabilities.

  • Over 500,000 Companies Now Participating in E-Verify

    29 January 2014

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that E-Verify hit a milestone of over a half million companies using the free web-based system to electronically verify the information provided by new hires on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

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