Do your recruiters or staffing specialists know basic employment laws? Do they know the difference between job requirements essential to the position and discrimination? If not, it is vital to your company that they do. [Daily Camera]
Florida’s wage growth hasn’t been as low since the Great Depression. Do you believe wages should be raised? [The Palm Beach Post]
Sri Lankan employment agency attempts to employ twenty Madagascan women as maids in Saudi Arabia. Lacking the necessary documents and contracts signed by the Public Service Ministry, the police intercepted the women prior to boarding their flight. [Daily Mirror]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a final rule that adopts, without change, an interim rule to improve the integrity of the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process. The final rule becomes effective on May 16, 2011 and has been published in the Federal Register. The rule is available at http://www.uscis.gov. Employers may continue to use the current version of the Form I-9 (Rev. 08/07/2009) or the previous version (Rev. 02/02/2009) until the new rule becomes effective.
A Norcross, Ga., employment agency owner and driver was sentenced Friday to one year and four months in federal prison for recruiting and employing illegal workers in metro Atlanta Chinese restaurants. [The Atlanta Business Chronicle]
In Washington, employers are to give veterans preference in employment decisions according to a bill which was signed into law Thursday, April 21, by Gov. Christine Gregoire. [Valley Record]
And the debate continues: Should child labor laws change? Many say that doing so will cause our nation to fall back to the times of child labor abuse and unfair practices. Gov. Paul LePage’s administration in Maine supports and welcomes these changes. What are your thoughts? [The Maine Public Broadcasting Network]