​First-time claims for unemployment benefits have not slowed in the new year. States reported that 787,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Jan. 2. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits dropped to 5 million, a decrease of 126,000 from the previous week. More than 19 million people are receiving some type of unemployment aid.The recently signed virus relief bill reauthorized extended jobless benefits for mi

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) extended its interim policy allowing virtual document-inspection methods for the Form I-9 until Jan. 31.

States reported that 885,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Dec. 12, as record new COVID-19 case counts are reported and some businesses go through another round of shutdowns.The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 5.5 million. At the same time, more than 14 million people were claiming assistance under federal programs set to expire at the end of the month, unless Congress enacts another virus-relief bill before Dec.

​While the shift to working from home in 2020 has provided much-needed flexibility for professional workers during the COVID-19 crisis and shown that a remote workforce can maintain productivity, negative aspects of the experience—isolation, diminished collaboration and burnout—have emerged.Research shows remote employees are working longer, spending time in more meetings and having to keep up with more communication channels. Nearly 70 percent of professionals who transitioned to remote work be

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has launched a labor reform initiative to replace the existing sponsorship system, which governs foreign worker mobility in Saudi Arabia.

For more than 30 years, the authors have been analyzing cases in which lapses in background checks resulted in sometimes catastrophic loss or damage to people, businesses, assets and the U.S. government. Thousands of these individuals passed background investigations either by using someone else’s name, ID and Social Security number, or by lying about degrees, work experience, finances, arrest records or citizenship status.

States reported that 853,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Dec. 5, amid a new round of business closures due to a resurgence in coronavirus cases. New jobless claims had hovered between 700,000 and 800,000 for the past seven weeks. This number averaged about 200,000 before the pandemic.

​You only get one chance to make a first impression on a new employee. Despite the fact that initial interactions are often now remote instead of in person, welcoming a new employee to your company is vitally important. Consider how you can make new workers feel like part of the team. "Someone left another company to come work for you," said Adam R. Calli, SHRM-SCP, principal consultant at Arc Human Capital Consulting LLC in Woodbridge, Va. "Don’t make them reg

​A federal judge ordered the full reinstatement of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to both accept new applications and grant work permits to all eligible beneficiaries.Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled Dec. 4 that the DACA program must be restored to the way it was prior to Septemb

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has sued Facebook for allegedly setting aside thousands of jobs for foreign temporary guest workers, rather than advertising those jobs to available U.S. workers as required by law. The company is cooperating with the investigation and declined to comment on pending litigation.