Recruiting and Hiring
Connecticut has joined 18 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational marijuana, following the passage of a bill containing a number of provisions relevant to employers.
A new Nevada law will prohibit employers from seeking job applicants' pay history when making hiring decisions or determining the rate of pay to offer an applicant.
New Mexico and Virginia have joined the growing list of states to legalize adult use of recreational marijuana.
New York has joined the growing list of states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana following the passage of legislation with important implications for employers.
Employers that wish to apply for the 65,000 new H-1B visas available for fiscal year 2022 must first electronically register candidates.
The DOJ has filed criminal charges for the first time against a company for using an employee no-poaching agreement, demonstrating the need for HR to ensure companies' hiring practices do not violate federal anti-trust laws.
Beginning July 29, 2021, New York City employers will face additional limits on the use of criminal background information during the hiring process when amendments to the city's ban the box ordinance take effect.
DHS has announced that it is extending through December 31 the exemption allowing employers to remotely review the identity and employment authorization documents of employees who telework during the national coronavirus emergency.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a new rule that will amend the regulations for the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program, which allows employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in certain specialty occupations.
A federal judge has ruled that President Trump exceeded his authority in suspending work visas through the end of 2020 for hundreds of thousands of high-skilled foreign workers seeking jobs in the US.
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