Legislation currently in Congress – H. R. 537, the Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) – would enhance social media privacy by protecting users of social networking sites from having to divulge personal information such as usernames and passwords to employers and schools. Re-introduced by Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9), and Congressman …Continue reading "Social Networking Online Protection Act would Prevent Employers and Schools from Requiring Usernames and Passwords"
Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will discuss ‘Ten Things You Need to Know About California Background Checks in 45 Minutes’ in a presentation at the Los Angeles HR Star Conference on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The LA HR Star Conference will take place at the …Continue reading "California Background Checks Topic of Presentation at Los Angeles HR Star Conference on March 20"
California state officials looking to hire 20,000 workers to help individuals enroll in the state health insurance exchange are considering whether these new employees – known as “assisters” – should undergo background checks and fingerprinting, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times available at http://articles.latimes.com/2013/mar/15/business/la-fi-insure-criminal-checks-20130315.Continue reading "Background Checks and Fingerprinting Considered for California State Health Insurance Exchange Workers"
The New York City Council has voted to override a veto by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to enact legislation – Intro 814-A – that prohibits employers from refusing to consider or hire qualified job applicants who are unemployed. The law prevents employers from using employment status in a hiring decision and from posting …Continue reading "New York City Passes Law Prohibiting Hiring Discrimination against Unemployed Job Applicants"
The San Francisco Superior Court has made significant changes to the nature of the predominantly used pre-2013 index in paper form that was until recently a combined felony/misdemeanor index, according to an alert from a Public Records Research Provider. The court has separated misdemeanor and felony cases into separate indexes issued in multiple “books” separated …Continue reading "San Francisco Court Separates Misdemeanor and Felony Cases into Two Indexes for Public Records Research"
The Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing the Form I-9 (M-274) has been updated to include information about the revised Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13) N that employers should begin using immediately for all new hires and re-verifications, according to a bulletin from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The revised Form …Continue reading "Handbook for Employers with Guidance for Completing Revised Form I-9 Updated by USCIS"
To help inform employers of the revisions to the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13) N, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is offering free educational webinars that highlight the new features of the revised Form I-9form, including the new fields and format, and also include a detailed overview of how to …Continue reading "USCIS Offers Free Webinars to Inform Employers about Revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9"
On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Rev. 03/08/13)N that employers should begin using immediately for all new hires and re-verifications. However, since the USCIS recognizes employers may need additional time to allow for use of the new form, employers may continue to use …Continue reading "USCIS Publishes New Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification"
Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 236,000 jobs in February 2013 while the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent – the lowest level since December 2008 – and the number of unemployed persons dipped to 12 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — FEBRUARY 2013’ released today by the U.S. Department …Continue reading "February 2013 Employment Situation Report Shows 236000 Jobs Added and Unemployment Rate at Lowest Level since 2008"
In an effort to limit bias against job applicants with criminal histories, legislation to ‘ban the box’ that employers use on preliminary job applications to ask about past criminal records has been introduced in the State of Rhode Island General Assembly by Representative Scott Slater (D-Dist. 10, Providence), according to a press release available at …Continue reading "Rhode Island Bill would Ban the Box Asking about Criminal Records on Job Applications"