Even though a truck driver had an agreement with his employer to arbitrate all employment-related claims, he could not be forced to arbitrate his claim for unpaid wages, a California appellate court ruled.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/tbYonAEYeSQ/truck-driver-did-not-have-to-arbitrate-claim-for-unpaid-wages.aspx

​President Donald Trump introduced a new merit-based immigration proposal which could make permanent residency available to more foreign national workers. The plan provides opportunities for immigrants who have specific skills or current job offers in the U.S., with the requirement that they can demonstrate English proficiency and pass a civics exam.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/s3m8_NAX6WE/immigration-reform-green-cards.aspx

Canadian startups hiring their first employees often make mistakes. Here is a list of the top 10 mistakes commonly made by startups when employing their first workers.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/-k2sQAgygJY/global-canada-startups-avoid-mistakes.aspx

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a bill that radically alters the law governing noncompetition agreements and moonlighting prohibitions in the state. Here are the most significant aspects of the new law for employers doing business in the state.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/hdntXypCBFs/washington-state-enacts-comprehensive-noncompete-reform.aspx

​If you are one of the 575,000 employers that have received a “no-match letter” from the Social Security Administration, alerting you to discrepancies between a worker’s Social Security number and government records, you may not be sure what to do next. Here are some guidelines.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/Ib_Y2agwBTo/how-to-respond-to-social-security-no-match-letters.aspx

​A federal judge temporarily blocked a 2018 policy penalizing foreign national students for overstaying or violating the terms of their visas.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/4njCQOG1rpE/court-stops-uscis-from-enforcing-unlawful-presence-policy.aspx

​HR can reduce employee attrition and improve engagement when equipped with predictive data analytics that point out where turnover risk is highest. Flight risk models help identify what types of employee profiles are the most likely to leave the company, enabling HR to make strategic decisions about whom to target for retention and where to invest in development opportunities.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/dXTJm8XxuB0/how-to-identify-your-companys-flight-risks.aspx

Major stakeholders from Pittsburgh and Allegheny County decided to do something unique: work together to attract, develop and retain talent.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/xo-VRHs6LN0/pnc-pittsburgh-partners-coalition-overcome-talent-shortfalls.aspx

Reference checking is a necessary evil of the hiring process, but it’s fraught with challenges. There are ways, however, that reference checkers can creatively and compliantly gather meaningful information to help employers make informed hiring decisions.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/M9deiKH1j7M/creative-compliant-ways-check-references.aspx

Employers that can demonstrate that their business is at risk of failing without an infusion of foreign seasonal workers will have the chance to petition for extra help this summer.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is authorizing 30,000 additional H-2B visas for use in fiscal year (FY) 2019, which runs through September 30.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/XvV7JHmxeYc/30k-more-h2b-visas-available-summer-2019.aspx