A new Arizona law taking effect August 3 provides a broad exemption from negligent hiring claims for employers that hire workers who have criminal convictions. Arizona is the seventh state in the United States to enforce this type of law; could this be a sign of things to come for other employers around the country?
What does it take to be a Military Friendly® employer? The Military Friendly Employers list, compiled annually by Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities, has strict criteria for inclusion.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) promised to crack down on what it calls discrimination against U.S. workers who are being passed over in favor of temporary foreign workers. They recently made good on that promise in New Mexico.
Before companies can achieve and sustain maximum shareholder value or market share, their corporate cultures must first be established. Even though this is a critical step, there are many competing definitions of the amorphous phrase “corporate culture,” thus bringing about various interpretations of the topic.
Medical marijuana legalization is becoming more prevalent, as states continue to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. This new trend has created legal ramifications for employers, who have struggled to create and maintain drug testing policies to keep pace with differing state laws. Employers can still enforce drug-free workplace policies and implement drug-testing policies, […]
Last year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a number of settlements in enforcement cases against federal government contractors demonstrating a continued emphasis on pursuing systemic hiring and pay discrimination claims.
It’s never been more important than now to make sure that your hiring and payment practices are devoid of discrimination. That’s because recently they have become a major focus of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). By Susan Schoenfeld Settlement costs ranged from $165,000 to $1.8 million and required the affected contractors to […]
In a competitive and complex job market, relationships reign supreme, says a recently-released survey from recruiting technology provider Jobvite. Seventy-eight percent of responding recruiters said they found their best-quality candidates through referrals. McClure, president of Unbridled Talent LLC in West Chester, Ohio, offered her tips at the Society for Human Resource Management’s Annual Conference and […]
Glassdoor’s reputation brands it as the place where disgruntled and unhappy employees or job interviewees go to blow off steam. Why is this a problem for your company? Because in reality, Glassdoor® is much more than a complaint site. It’s quickly becoming one of the top sites for posting and finding jobs, and its database […]