Monthly Archives: April 2011

Georgia Passes Immigration Bill

Georgia state lawmakers passed House Bill 87 this month, one of the harshest enforcement-based immigration policies in the country. Passed just before their legislative session ended, HB 87 is styled after Arizona’s SB 1070, and comes as Republican-controlled state governments … Continue reading

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USCIS Issues Final Rule on Employment Eligibility Verification

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today a final rule that adopts, without change, an interim rule to improve the integrity of the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process. The interim rule which has been in effect from April … Continue reading

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Restricting Use of Credit Checks: Maryland Joins Rest of the States

Maryland House Bill 87, called the Job Applicant Fairness Act, was introduced by Delegate Kirill Reznik in January seeking to restrict the use of credit checks in making employment based decisions. The bill would prohibit Maryland employers, with a few … Continue reading

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SSA “No-Match” Letters

No-match letters are issued by the SSA if an employee’s name does not correspond to a valid Social Security number. The no-match proposed rule provided that a no-match letter could be enough to notify an employer that an employee might … Continue reading

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Top Trends in HR

HR professionals have faced more challenges in the last few years than ever before. Recession, competition, technology are impacting workforce and a flexibility to change is becoming the mantra of today’s HR strategy. Follwing are some trends that we’ve observed. The … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Social Media Policy

The evolution and growth of social media has been exponential in the last few years and most organizations are still trying to catch up with how to handle the numerous issues arising out of this. Social media has impacted not … Continue reading

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