Archive for the ‘Hiring’ Category

Review Form I-9 for Social Security Number Glitch

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informed employers that there was a problem with the initial release of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification back in November. The USCIS says that employers should review their form to ensure their employees’ Social Security numbers (SSN) appear correctly in Section 1. According to the USCIS, […]

17 Apr 17 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

H-1B Cap Reached; New Program Targets H-1B Visa Fraud

Last Friday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it has hit the congressionally mandated cap on H-1B visa petitions for fiscal year 2018, and also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 beneficiaries cap under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. The filing period opened on April 3. The USCIS […]

10 Apr 17 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Webinar Covers High Points of Drug-Free Workplaces in California

All the buzz in California these days is about Proposition 64, aka the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. What does this high-profile law mean for California employers and their current drug policies? The challenges facing employers won’t be maintaining your drug-free workplace policies and practices, but rather properly communicating and consistently enforcing these policies and […]

3 Apr 17 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1

Today, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations relating to the use of criminal background information in employment decisions. These regulations will be filed with the Secretary of State’s office and are effective on July 1, 2017. Employers will have additional burdens under the new regulations. As previously reported, the California Fair […]

27 Mar 17 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

H-1B Filing Season Opens April 3; Premium Processing Suspended

Employers who need to apply for H-1B visas for foreign workers in specialized skill areas, such as science, engineering or computer programming, have a fast approaching deadline, as well as some new information regarding requests for premium processing. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year […]

22 Mar 17 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »