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San Francisco May Soon Vote on a $15 Minimum Wage

On Monday, labor activists filed papers to put a $15 minimum wage proposal before San Francisco voters. The Service Employees International Union, Local 1021, filed documents with the San Francisco Department of Elections to put the “Minimum Wage Act of 2014” on the ballot for the November 4, 2014, general election. The proposed ordinance would […]

Apr 9 2014 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

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 »