All Items: Recruiting and Hiring

  • Georgia Becomes First Southern State With Ban the Box Law

    25 February 2015

    Georgia has become the 14th state overall, and first in the south, to "ban the box" on job applications.

  • USCIS Will Start Accepting Expanded DACA Requests This Month

    03 February 2015

    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) this February 18. That will be the first day individuals may request DACA consideration under revised guidelines established as part of President Obama's immigration initiatives.

  • DC Wage Theft Measure Set to Take Effect Soon

    29 January 2015

    Legislation establishing new employee notice requirements for employers in the District of Columbia is projected to take effect on February 26, according to the District's Department of Employment Services.

  • Job Vacancies Report Suggests 30-Day Tipping Point for US Job Postings

    28 January 2015

    Over half of all US job vacancies that are not filled within 30 days will remain open for three months or more, according to a new report released by job search website Indeed.

  • Illinois Ban the Box Law Puts New Restrictions on Employers

    05 January 2015

    Effective New Year's Day, Illinois bans most private employers from asking criminal history questions on an initial job application. The law applies to private employers with 15 or more employees in the current or preceding calendar year and employment agencies. Washington, DC and Columbia, Missouri also have new "ban the box" laws affecting most private employers.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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."

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