All Items: Recruiting and Hiring

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

    02 September 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

    26 August 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

    27 July 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

    24 July 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

    22 July 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

    24 June 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.

  • Louisiana Governor Signs Amendments to Drug Testing Law

    18 June 2015

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed amendments into law that create a framework for conducting drug testing of an employee's hair.

  • Colorado Supreme Court Finds Employers May Fire Medical Marijuana Users

    15 June 2015

    The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled 6-0 that a medical marijuana user who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back even though both recreational and medical marijuana use are legal in the state. Denver employment attorney Emily Hobbs-Wright said of the ruling, "It's a very important day for Colorado employers."

  • Feds Set New Roadmap for Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Sector

    12 June 2015

    Six federal agencies recently issued new standards for fostering diversity and inclusion in banks, mortgage companies and other employers regulated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.

  • USCIS Adds Foreign Language Resources for Employers

    11 June 2015

    The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released versions of current forms and the E-Verify poster in three additional foreign languages: Urdu, Punjabi and Somali. Employers with employees who are not proficient in English now have additional resources available in order to better inform employees of employment verification processes.

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