Monthly Archives: June 2012

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Farm in Indiana Alleging Discrimination Against Work-Authorized Non-Citizens

The Justice Department announced today the filing of a lawsuit against a major U.S. egg producer based in Seymour, Ind., alleging that they had engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against work-authorized non-citizens in the employment eligibility verification … Continue reading

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New Jersey Bill Seek to Prohibit Employers from Requiring or Obtaining Credit Checks

On May 31, 2012, the Senate approved a bill (S455) that would prohibit employers from seeking credit checks on employees or applicants under most circumstances. The bill now heads to the Assembly for its consideration, where the bill already has several … Continue reading

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Michigan Joins Other States to Ban Requiring Social Media Passwords

House Bill 5523, introduced by Reps. Aric Nesbitt and Paul Opsommer, would bar employers and educational institutions from requiring employees, job applicants, students and prospective students to disclose their passwords, usernames or log-in information to social networking sites. The bill … Continue reading

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Vermont Becomes Eighth State to Limit Credit Checks

Vermont has become the eighth state to limit an employer’s use of credit information in making employment decisions. On May 17, the governor signed Senate Bill 95, which prohibits employers from asking for or considering an applicant’s or employee’s credit … Continue reading

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ACIP and SHRM Proposes Changes to New Form I-9

The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) submitted changes and comments in connection with the revision of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Following is the summary of general recommendations that have been … Continue reading

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Nebraska Passes Job Reference Immunity Law

Nebraska has joined other states in granting civil immunity to employers seeking reference information about applicants they are about to hire. The new law authorizes employers to gather the following information from previous employers, provided they get a written consent … Continue reading

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DHS Announces Expanded List of STEM Degree Programs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) designated-degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an optional practical training (OPT) extension. This announcement builds on a series … Continue reading

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit against Las Vegas Casino for Unfair Documentary Practices

The Justice Department announced today that it filed a lawsuit against a Casino in Las Vegas, alleging that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination in the employment eligibility verification and re-verification process.   The Immigration and Nationality Act … Continue reading

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