by Elaine Young
It’s that time of year again, when employers that want to hire recent college graduates and other professionals begin to file H-1B visa petitions. The first possible start date for most H-1B employees is the first day of the federal fiscal year, October 1. Because U.S. Citizenship and Immigration [...]
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by Elaine Young
Human resources professionals spend a lot of time working to create a respectful work environment. Much of that effort is necessary to stay in compliance with antidiscrimination and other workplace laws, but a true focus on ethics goes beyond legal compliance.
Susan Alevas, an attorney, management consultant, and president of Alevas Consulting Group, Inc., recently [...]
The hiring process has a way of creating a lot of paperwork. A single job opening can bring a flood of resumes, cover letters, and applications from a horde of hopefuls. Once the decision has been made, the question becomes what to do with the pile of documents the hiring process generates.
Recently, a group [...]
by Lisa Berg
Under regulations issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which replaced the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as the enforcer of most provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers were required to begin using a revised “summary of rights” form for background checks as of January 1, 2013. It’s a [...]
Want to nudge Bill Gates down a bit on the list of wealthiest people? Just come up with a formula for making the perfect hire. Employers the world over will beat a path to your door and compensate you handsomely. But if you can’t come up with such a formula, you can still improve your [...]
Employers doing business with the federal government need to mark March 24 in red on their calendars. That’s when major parts of new regulations affecting how they recruit and hire veterans and people with disabilities take effect.
The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) requires contractors to take affirmative action to employ veterans covered [...]
by Mark Flora
Texas Attorney General (AG) Greg Abbott has filed suit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), seeking a declaratory judgment that Texas and its agencies be entitled to maintain their current policies barring convicted felons, or categories of convicted felons, from state employment. Convicted felons and categories of [...]
by Kylie Crawford TenBrook
The new season of American Idol begins tonight. While viewers are getting acquainted with a new panel of judges and group of contestants, Fox attorneys are battling charges from former contestants. In July, 10 black former American Idol contestants filed a 429-page discrimination complaint against Fox and the show’s production [...]
The task of writing and revising job descriptions may sound dull, but at the same time be daunting. With so much to consider—essential versus nonessential functions, varied job responsibilities, experience and education requirements, etc.—the job can be mind-numbing. Then throw in the legal issues to consider, including things like how to prevent discrimination and wage [...]
Employers face tough personnel decisions every day, and the threat of litigation makes the decision process even more problematic. Recently a group of attorneys tackled a couple of situations that present discrimination hazards–whether it’s too risky to reduce an older employee’s hours and whether it’s possible to lawfully check out an applicant’s workers’ compensation history. [...]