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ICE Raids and What California Employers Need to Know About New Laws

Last week, ICE raided nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the country — from Los Angeles to New York — arresting over 21 workers and demanding paperwork from employers. ICE has indicated that it will continue to crackdown on employers who have undocumented workers on the books. “Today’s actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses […]

16 Jan 18 - Form I-9, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber-Supported Workforce Development Bill to Become Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program was signed earlier this month by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. AB 1111 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella) is designed to assist individuals who face multiple barriers to employment by providing them with remedial education and work readiness […]

26 Oct 17 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Applicant lies on his resume

Blunders, Puffery and Lies: Employers Report Cringe-Worthy Resumes

In a recent CareerBuilder survey, 75 percent of HR managers reported finding a lie on a resume. Given that nearly 40 percent of all HR managers spend less than a minute looking at a resume, according to the survey — and almost 1 in 5 spending less than 30 seconds — it’s clear that job […]

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

Bad Publicity Leads to Recruiting Challenges

Word of mouth travels fast and can affect your company in countless ways. Many well-known companies are making news lately for alleged employment violations, including sexual harassment allegations, wage-and-hour violations and independent contractor issues. Besides the human cost to the employees involved and the monetary costs to the company, such as legal fees, potential fines, […]

20 Jul 17 - Compensation, Harassment, Hiring, Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

AB 168, salary history

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could expose employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior salary even when there is no harm. AB 168 (Eggman; D-Stockton), which passed the Assembly by 60-9 vote, could penalize employers for failing to provide a pay scale upon demand, even […]

25 May 17 - Compensation, Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »