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New I-9!

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On January 31, 2020, USCIS issued a new version of the Form I-9. All employers must use the new Form I-9 by April 30, 2020. .....continue

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IA Waterloo - Will Ban the Box be your Waterloo?

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Waterloo, Iowa "Ban the Box" ordinance: What Waterloo employers need to know In October, 2019, Waterloo became the first Iowa city to adopt a "Ban.....continue

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Can you require new employees not to bash you on Glassdoor?

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Can an company require new employees not to bash it on Glassdoor? Is that legal? Let’s find out. Last week, the National Labor.....continue

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MD Reasonable accommodation: qualified > most qualified?

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Maryland Employers Must Consider Noncompetitive Reassignment as Reasonable Accommodation Courts across the U.S. are split on whether an employer must grant a reassignment on a.....continue

Pre-Employment Testing

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Steve Jobs, the former CEO and chairman of Apple, Inc., believed that his most important responsibility was hiring the best employees. Jobs understood that.....continue

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Pre-employment issues

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Before a hiring decision is made, a position description should be written clearly defining exactly the type of individual who will meet the criteria.....continue

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IL Artificial hiring, salary history, required training, etc.

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Illinois's new employment law landscape A series of bill signings by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker have enacted sweeping changes to the landscape of employment law.....continue

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Expired I-9 not expired (yet)

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this week that until further notice, employers should continue using the Form I-9 currently bearing expiration date of 8/31/2019, even.....continue

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Employment verification – a simple audit

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Chapter 1 from Employment Verification – An Employer's Guide to Immigration, Form I-9 and E-Verify. The following list of questions.....continue

Hiring, firing and discipline - a simple audit

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The following list of questions should serve as an introduction to a number of fundamental employment law concepts, and the answers to each question will.....continue

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Dumb questions and other interviewing do's and don'ts

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VIDEO The Do's and Don'ts of Interviewing Applicants What questions are considered illegal to ask during the interview process? Bethany Salvatore and Bryant Andrews discuss.....continue

How to Ghostbuster a new hire or applicant

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Top 10 Ways Employers Can Avoid Getting Ghosted This Halloween…And Beyond As if things aren’t spooky enough this time of year, employers have a new.....continue

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Bad hire! Bad, bad hire!

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Just like a dog, a hire can be bad for a multitude of reasons, including the hirer (trainer), the hired (dog), everyone's expectations (in both cases.....continue

Help hiring holiday help here

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This blog was written by John Monroe and Kristina Griffin at FordHarrison, which authors our "Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers".....continue

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Mr. Freeze unveils National Security Freeze tagline: "They can't steal your identity if it's frozen"

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This blog was written by Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original article and their Legal Alerts on.....continue

Employment agreements – what to do before you do

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This blog was written by Judy Yi at Polsinelli. Polsinelli authors hrsimple resources in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. You can find the ..continue

Background checks of the future are continuous

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This blog was written by Spencer Waldron at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original post.....continue

Who are you? Why are you here? Personality testing?

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This blog was written by Matt Anderson at Troutman Sanders, author of the Georgia Human Resources Manual. You can find the original article and their.....continue

Technology driving the hiring process

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Interviewer: So where do you see yourself in five years? Applicant: I'd say my biggest weakness is listening. Maybe the questions you ask haven't changed.....continue

Dr. Strangelabor or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Millennial

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This blog was written by Patricia Dammann, VP Programs & Operations/OD Strategist at Institute of Organization Development. You can find the original.....continue

Did Bartleby the scrivener write his own job description?

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Well, maybe he didn't necessarily write the job description, more like he personalized it. And a personalized job description should make for a more engaged.....continue

Hiring under the age of 18

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This blog was written by Natasha Sarah-Lorraine Banks at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original here and their Wage and Hour.....continue

Looking for employees: an untapped source of talent

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This blog is courtesy of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) and can be found on their website here.    Recently, ABI.....continue

Non-exempt employees – what counts as wages?

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This blog is an excerpt from our book Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide by Jill S. Kirila, Meghan E. Hill and Shennan Harris at Squire.....continue

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Do new hires have to be a culture club fit?

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Do new hires have to be a culture club fit? Patty McCord, former chief talent officer of Netflix doesn't think so. READ THIS deep.....continue

Attendance policies

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Needless to say, a company can’t operate (let alone succeed) if the employees aren’t showing up to work. But how do you ensure that your.....continue

Hiring interviews

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This blog is an excerpt from our book Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers, authored by Frank Day, Robbin Hutton and Jessica Asbridge at Ford Harrison.....continue

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Vacation policies and time off

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Not all employers provide employees with vacation time, but for those who do it is wise to have a clear, well-enforced policy in place to.....continue

Employment references

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Finding new employees can be stressful. Sure, an applicant will say they are a hardworking overachiever, but are they being honest? That's where reference checks.....continue

Employee handbooks – getting a handle on your policies

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While there may be no state or federal law requiring an employer to have a handbook, there are a number or reasons why they are.....continue

Employee personnel files

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As an HR professional you are no stranger to paperwork. It seems that for every employment action – applying, interviewing, hiring, disciplining, on and on.....continue

MD: Reducing bias in the workplace through hiring, retention, development, and promotion

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From hiring to promoting, hear from representatives at Comcast key insights on how companies focus on reducing bias in the workplace and create inclusive cultures.....continue

Recruitment 101

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Just the basics.  Is your employment application up-to-date?  What can I say in an employment advertisement?  What can I ask or not ask in an.....continue

Soft Skills Boot Camp: Knoxville

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The Issue: The Lack of Soft Skills   While today’s employees are technically competent, they often lack what is commonly referred to as “Soft Skills”. .....continue

20 Important Things HR Professionals Should Know

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HR professionals know they need legal knowledge and more for success. Attendees will learn 20 key rules and strategies for effective and successful HR work.....continue

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Ban the Box: Preparing for a Ban on Asking Applicants About Criminal Background

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SkarlatosZonarich is partnering with Harristown Enterprises to host a complimentary breakfast series, relating to the following hot Employment Law topics:  Ban the Box: Preparing.....continue

Actions Speak Louder than Words: Diversity & Inclusion in Practice

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The business case for diversity and inclusion is clear – and so is the commitment from an increasing number of companies and law firms.....continue

Play Offense: Be Prepared for I-9 Audit/Enforcement Trends and SSA “No-Match” Letters

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Immigration enforcement is a priority under the current Administration. For employers, this means an increase in I-9 audits. Employers should not be caught off.....continue

TN Job Fair – Manufacturers Wanted

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The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry has been partnering with two organizations at Ft. Campbell, OperationNext and Campbell Strong, to help transitioning service men and women.....continue

IA Recruiting (and Retaining) Your Talent

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Join ABI members and local leaders at Shive-Hattery, Inc. in West Des Moines on Wednesday, August 7. A panel discussion will take place from 4:00-5:15.....continue

FL Employment Law Basics – What Every Employer Needs to Know Regarding Hiring

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Human Resources is the backbone of every business. This means that having a solid HR foundation is essential for success. This program will examine HR.....continue

IA The New Normal for Business Immigration Under “Hire American”

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Join Fredrikson & Byron’s Immigration Group for a webinar on the latest immigration updates and best practices. Our attorneys will address topics such as non-immigrant.....continue

Put to the Test: Understanding and Reducing the Risks of Pre-Employment Testing

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Pre-employment tests, including physical ability tests, can be valuable tools for determining a candidate’s ability to perform.....continue

The Role of Data in Building and Executing a Diversity Strategy

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Employers need to understand that diversity goes beyond sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin and religion and includes different work experiences, educational status, marital status,.....continue

Unconscious bias - whether you realize it or not

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“Human beings are consistently, routinely, and profoundly biased. And, we are not only profoundly biased, but we almost never know we are being biased.” (Source:.....continue

Best Practices for Hiring

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A practical approach to complying with state and federal requirements in the hiring and recruiting process that takes out the legal guesswork so you can.....continue

Steps for Effective Hiring and Recruitment

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An hrsimple webinar by Heather Marx of the Cozen O'Connor Law Firm, author of the Minnesota Human Resources Manual. This webinar will be worth 1.....continue