U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed today to increase several immigration benefit filing fees for employers and to separate the Form I-129 petition for temporary workers into different forms with different fees for each visa classification.
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Federal agencies, contractors and industries regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT), including trucking, airline and railroad companies, will soon have an alternative to urine testing for the first time since federal drug-testing guidelines were published in 1988.
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​Traditional job interviews leave something to be desired. Relying on hiring managers to handle them without injecting some level of personal bias is fraught with risk, and the fact that many busy managers would rather not spend time interviewing candidates in the first place only compounds the problem.Enter the Tengai HR robot. This 16-inch-tall robotic device gets right to the task without stopping to engage in small talk with each applicant. The robot asks critical questions succinctly with n
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HR and global mobility professionals should be ready to respond when inspecting officers show up to review H-1B and L-1 visa programs for compliance.
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As of Jan. 2, 2020, employers won’t have access to E-Verify records that were created on or before Dec. 31, 2009.
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On Veterans Day, as we honor those who have served in the nation’s military, we should also remember the sacrifices made by military service members’ spouses. This group of mostly women are constantly uprooted, following their loved ones around the country and overseas at the expense of their own jobs and careers.
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U.S. employers added 128,000 jobs in October, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, a larger increase than economists expected. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, which had been the lowest rate since 1969. Data released by ADP and Moody’s Analytics earlier this week shows private-sector employment rose by 125,000 jobs last month.
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Editor’s Note: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Nov. 1 that in addition to El Salvador, employment authorization will be extended for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries from Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021.Employment authorization for workers from El Salvador who are covered under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be extended for an additional 12 months, through Jan. 4, 2021.The Department of Homeland Security
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​Michaels sells arts and craft supplies but is also proud to have signed the "Open to All" business pledge—a commitment to welcome all employees, customers and vendors regardless of their race, ethnicity, LGBTQ preference, immigration status or religion.SEI Investments Co. is almost sheepish in describing itself as a wealth management firm, noting on its careers page that, with its open-office format and farm-motif campus, the company doesn’t "look, act or feel like one."Othe
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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit can help employers close the skills gap by encouraging them to hire applicants who often are overlooked, such as people with criminal histories, military veterans and the long-term unemployed. The program is set to expire in 2019 but has been reauthorized many times since 1996.
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