Immigration Alert: USCIS Says Continue to Use Current Form I-9 Past Expiration

USCIS released a message that employers for now should continue to use the current Form I-9 for employment eligibility verification, even after the expiration date has passed. The current form came into effect on July 17, 2017 and is set … Continue reading

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“Times They Are [Still] a-Changin'”: The Developing Landscape of Marijuana Legalization in Nevada and What This Means for Nevada Employers

As we reported last year, “Times They Are a-Changin’” . However, given the monumental shift in public perceptions of cannabis, the Nevada legislature has followed suit and has now taken a giant step further into the marijuana morass. As a … Continue reading

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Employee Non-Solicitation Agreements Are Shot Down Once Again in California

In November 2018, the California Court of Appeal in AMN Healthcare v. Aya Healthcare Services Inc. called into question the validity of employee non-solicitation agreements that prevent employees from soliciting and encouraging their former colleagues to come join them at … Continue reading

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Q1 2019 Workplace Word – Out Now!

The first edition of the Workplace Word for 2019 has been published! In this edition, we take a look at three critical issues for employers during the hiring process – Form I-9 Compliance; Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance; and What Not … Continue reading

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H-1B Employment Visa Lottery for 2019!

On April 1, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting H-1B visa petitions for the next fiscal year with a start date of October 1, 2019. The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily … Continue reading

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Employers Will Be Required to Utilize a New “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” Form

Effective September 21, 2018, employers that use nationwide credit reporting agencies for background checks will be required to use a new “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” form (“the Summary”). Read more about the Summary … Continue reading

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Struggling with California’s Applicant Salary History Law? (A Little) Help has Arrived.

When California’s prohibition on asking applicants about their salary history (AB 168) went into effect on January 1, 2018, many HR professionals struggled with the following question: “If I ask an applicant about salary requirements, and the question elicits information … Continue reading

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Voting on Marijuana in 2018: Medical or Recreational?

Will a marijuana issue be on your ballot this year? The state-by-state approach to medical and recreational marijuana means voters in at least four states will consider revisions to their laws on marijuana.  For employers with nationwide workforces or employees … Continue reading

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California Bans Inquiries About Salary History During Hiring Process

The California Legislature recently enacted Assembly Bill (AB) 168, impacting the types of questions employers may ask job applicants about their prior salary information, effective January 1, 2018. AB 168 makes it unlawful for employers to ask applicants – either … Continue reading

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Why Asking About Salary History Is Risky Anywhere

There has been significant attention around the new laws and ordinances that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon, New York City, Philadelphia and Puerto Rico. Are employers outside of these jurisdictions … Continue reading

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