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E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program Receives 111 Million Dollars in Funding from Congress

Both houses of Congress have agreed on legislation – H.R. 933: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 – that includes a grant of $111,924,000 to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for necessary expenses for the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program. To read the full text of H.R. 933, visit Continue reading

2013 Social Media Summit Explores New Reality of Connected Workplaces in San Francisco on April 10

Employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson, P.C. has organized an event – ‘Littler’s 2013 Social Media Summit: The New Reality’ – that “aims to provide organizational thought leaders with practical guidance on reaping the benefits of the connected workplace while recognizing and mitigating the associated risks.” The event will take place on Wednesday April 10, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST at The City Club of San Francisco in San Francisco, California. To register for the event, which costs $50 to attend, visit Continue reading

March 2013 Employment Report from Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows 88000 Jobs Added in Month

Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States edged up only 88,000 jobs in March 2013 while the unemployment rate dipped slightly to 7.6 percent and the number of unemployed persons dropped to 11.7 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MARCH 2013’ report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Until next month’s report is released, the March 2013 Employment Situation Report is available at Continue reading

Databases Tracking Employee Thefts to Be Examined by FTC for Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance

Large databases that track employee thefts and could prevent workers accused of theft in the past from finding new jobs in the retail industry will be examined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from the New York Times. The article – ‘Retailers Track Employee Thefts in Vast Databases’ – is available on the Times website at Continue reading

March 2013 ADP National Employment Report Shows 158000 Jobs Added in Month

Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by 158,000 jobs from February 2013 to March 2013 on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the March 2013 ADP National Employment Report® produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The March 2013 ADP report also revised the estimated gain from January 2013 to February 2013 up by 39,000 to 237,000 jobs. For more information, visit Continue reading

More than 300 South Carolina Businesses Cited for E-Verify Violations

South Carolina state labor department officials have cited 323 businesses for violating a 2011 law requiring employers to use the federal E-Verify employment eligibility verification system to determine if newly hired employees can work legally in the United States, according to a report on The State website. Less than 10 percent of companies that were part of first year of mandatory immigration checks failed to comply with the law. The article is available at Continue reading

Businesses Can Background Check Job Applicants Affordably to Avoid Bad Hires Says Safe Hiring Expert

Business owners can perform background checks on job applicants without a great deal of expense to avoid “bad hires” of “employees from hell,” according to an article on the Santa Cruz (CA) Sentinel website that features suggestions from safe hiring expert Attorney Lester Rosen. The full article – ‘Employment Screening Resources: How to avoid hiring employee from hell’ – is available at Continue reading

USCIS Releases Special Edition of E-Verify Connection Newsletter for Recent Changes to Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a Special Edition of E-Verify Connection, an e-newsletter for employers and workers that contains information about important changes recently made to the new Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13 N). A PDF version of the E-Verify Connection e-newsletter is available online at Continue reading

City of Richmond Passes Ban the Box Ordinance Removing Question about Criminal History from Job Applications

The City Council of Richmond, Virginia has unanimously passed a ‘Ban the Box’ ordinance that would to eliminate the question asking job applicants about prior felony convictions on application forms for many city jobs, according to an article on the Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch website. Continue reading