Archive for the ‘Hiring’ Category

Court Puts Parts of California’s New Workplace Immigration Law on “ICE”

California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450) provides California workers with certain protections from immigration enforcement while on the job. This law went into effect on January 1, 2018, but the federal Department of Justice challenged the law, plus several other California “sanctuary state” laws. Yesterday, a federal district judge generally allowed most of California’s […]

6 Jul 18 - Form I-9, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Summer Seasonal Hiring Expected to Increase

Forty-one percent of employers plan to hire seasonal workers for the summer and 88 percent expect to transition some of those summer hires into permanent roles, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Why are employers transitioning workers from seasonal to permanent? “Employers are grappling with a tough hiring environment, and summer workers are reaping the […]

13 Jun 18 - Hiring - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that class action waivers contained in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) (Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Nos. 16-285, 16-300, 16-307 (May 21, 2018)). Background In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the […]

24 May 18 - Hiring, Labor Relations - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

H-1B Filing Season Fast Approaching

The H-1B filing season for fiscal year (FY) 2019 begins on April 2, 2018. If you use workers who need H-1B visas, be ready — the slots will go fast! There is a statutory cap on the number of H1-B visas that are granted. Currently, the cap on H-1B visas is 65,000 with an additional […]

19 Mar 18 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Careful, California’s Made Considerable Changes to the Hiring Process

Recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees involve significant legal risks if not handled properly. In fact, California has stricter protections for job applicants than federal laws do — even more so since January 1, 2018. Are you certain you know what you can ask in an interview and what personal information you can request? No […]

8 Mar 18 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »