Archive for the ‘Hiring’ Category

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 »

Criminal History Regulations: CalChamber Seeks Rejection

The California Chamber of Commerce is asking the state Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to reject proposed regulations that create confusion regarding when employers may consider criminal history in making employment decisions and which could lead to litigation. The CalChamber does not believe the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has authority under the law […]

16 Mar 17 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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San José’s New Scheduling Ordinance Effective March 13, 2017

On November 8, 2016, San José voters passed the Opportunity to Work Ordinance. Under the ordinance, employers with 36 or more employees are required to offer additional work hours to existing, qualified part-time employees before hiring new employees, including subcontractors or the use of temporary staffing services. It is effective on March 13, 2017. According […]

9 Mar 17 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Next in CalChamber’s Lineup of Webinars: Criminal Background Checks

While it’s not a crime for California employers to conduct background checks, strict rules govern when and how employers can check an applicant’s criminal background. Join CalChamber’s employment law experts for an arresting review of legal requirements and issues relating to criminal background checks—including California, federal and local restrictions. “Employers conducting criminal background checks in […]

27 Feb 17 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Los Angeles Provides Rules on its Ban the Box Ordinance

As we have reported in the past, the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance is now effective in the City of Los Angeles. This ordinance, often referred to as a “ban the box” ordinance, effectively eliminates the commonly used criminal history check box found on many employment applications. The City of Los Angeles has now […]

3 Feb 17 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »