The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule narrowing the definition of “joint employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act and providing clarity to businesses about franchise and contractor relationships.
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U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December 2019, capping a decade of robust job creation and keeping the country’s longest economic expansion in history rolling along.The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly report marked the ninth straight year that the economy has added more than 2 million jobs, although employment gains for 2019 represent the slowest annual pace since 2011. In 2019, payroll employment rose by 2.1 million, down from a gain of 2.7 million in 2018. The economy adde
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Arrests of undocumented immigrant workers increased in fiscal year (FY) 2019 compared to the previous year, even as immigration worksite investigations dropped slightly, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data.
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U.S. employers filed applications for nearly 100,000 H-2B visas for 33,000 available slots, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Jan. 6.
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Chiefs of HR across India are gearing up for the journey toward digitalization. They are looking at which technologies will help make their people processes easier, more effective and convenient to use. Here we share the 10 priorities for CHROs in India this year.
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​Moving company U-Haul’s New Year’s resolution to help its workers improve their health includes screening out job applicants who smoke, vape or chew tobacco.The Phoenix-based company announced that it will stop hiring nicotine users in 21 states without smoker-protection laws: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. The other 29 state
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Many federal employees will soon be eligible for paid parental leave under a defense spending bill recently signed by President Donald Trump. The bill included a ban-the-box law prohibiting federal agencies and federal contractors from asking job applicants about criminal convictions until after a conditional job offer has been made.
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India’s got talent in hundreds of its smaller towns and cities, and companies are using novel ways to uncover it.
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The end-of-year spending and tax extension package signed into law on Dec. 20 extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) through the end of 2020. If the credit had been allowed to expire at the end of 2019, employers would have lost an incentive to hire disadvantaged employees. But passing legislation to make the WOTC permanent is still needed, supporters of the credit say.Enacted in 1996 and extended multiple times, the WOTC is a federal tax credit available to emplo
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Talent acquisition professionals in 2019 were most interested in reading about candidate and new-hire ghosting, attracting talent in a candidate-driven job market and ways to work better with hiring managers. These topics were some of the most-read all year on SHRM Online and will remain relevant in the new year. Here are the top seven most-read articles on talent acquisition from SHRM Online in 2019.
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