Archive for the ‘Hiring’ Category

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 »

Job Interview Gaffes and Body Language No-Nos

Most job applicants get nervous when going through a job interview. There’s a lot riding on the interview, and a person doesn’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. In fact, nearly half of employers know if a candidate is a good fit in the first five minutes, according to an annual […]

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

FEHC Proposes Baby Bonding Leave, Criminal Background Check Regulations

Less than two months after California’s New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) and the ban-the-box law went into effect, the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) is proposing amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to address […]

20 Feb 18 - Hiring, Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »