Grappling with Health Insurance Mandate
U.S. staffing firms are struggling to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirement to provide health insurance to full-time employees or pay penalties starting in 2014. Part of the difficulty stems from the law’s complicated provisions and the rules outlining which employees are full time.
Secretary of Labor Nominee Shares Views on DOL Proposals
Thomas Perez, nominee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, provided his views in writing to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on several pending DOL proposals, including one for federal contractors to establish hiring goals for individuals with disabilities for every job group. The committee voted May 16, 2013, to send Perez’s nomination to the full Senate for consideration.
Minn.: Employers Must Review Employment Applications and Hiring Practices
A new law signed by Gov. Mark Dayton will significantly change how Minnesota employers gather and use information about job applicants’ criminal history.
No Easy Fixes for Underemployment
Lining Up Line Workers
It will take a concerted effort on many fronts to address U.S. underemployment, said experts during a May 2013 policy briefing held in Washington, D.C.
Three electrical utilities' planning keeps them out in front of their labor needs
House Introduces Visa Bill for High-Skilled Workers
Republican House members introduced legislation that would boost the number of H-1B visas and green cards for high-skilled foreign workers and graduates of U.S. universities in scientific and technical fields.
S.C. SHRM Working Hard to Boost State’s Workforce Readiness
When 12 South Carolina counties earned their Work Ready Community In Progress designations on May 12, 2013, the state became the first in the nation to have 100 percent of its counties approved for the groundbreaking workforce readiness initiative created by ACT, the college assessment and testing group. Members of the SHRM S.C. State Council were instrumental in getting all 46 counties in the state to apply for the designations and to meet the program’s rigorous requirements.
Majority of New Hires Say Job Is Not What They Expected
A survey of more than 2,000 U.S. workers reveals new hires felt that interviewers misled them.
Best Workplaces for Multicultural Women Provide Mentors, Recruiting
Working Mother magazine has named the top 25 companies for multicultural women in its annual list of companies that support and advance women of color.
Immigration Reform Passes Senate Committee
Senate Panel Rejects Expedited E-Verify Rollout
Senate Bill Revamps Employment-Based Green Card System
White House Opposes Flex Act Bill.
Using Credit and Criminal Background Checks
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