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Presidential Action on Equal Pay Issues, Including Wage Transparency

President Obama declared today, April 8, 2014, as National Equal Pay Day. In his proclamation, the president cited statistics showing that a pay gap still exists between what American women earn as compared to American men. Today, President Obama took two actions to address pay discrimination and promote equal pay as a critical issue. The […]

Apr 8 2014 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

USCIS Reaches H-1B Visa Cap For FY 2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it reached the statutory cap on H-1B visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS said that it also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U. S. advanced degree exemption. Before running a random selection process, USCIS will complete initial intake […]

Apr 7 2014 - Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »

Job Interviews Can Hurt Candidates

Job interviews and first dates – two interpersonal situations where people tend to make mistakes because they’re nervous and want to make a good first impression. Those mistakes get noticed. In fact, 43 percent of more than 2,100 chief financial officers (CFOs) who participated in a new survey said the job interview is where candidates make […]

Apr 4 2014 - Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »

HR’s Best Friend: Free HRWatchdog Mobile App

CalChamber’s new HRWatchdog app for iPhone® or AndroidTM is a great HR companion when you’re on the go. Plus, you can receive notifications on your mobile device whenever there’s a new post. As loyal followers know, HRWatchdog spotlights important changes to federal and California employment law, as well as HR trends and other news. Our […]

Apr 2 2014 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

No April Fools’ Joke Here: EEOC Increases Fine for Poster Violation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is increasing the fine for failure to post the required federal nondiscrimination notice to $210 per separate posting violation, beginning April 18, 2014. The current fine is $110. The EEOC requires every employer covered by Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act to […]

Apr 1 2014 - Posters and Notices, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »