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President Issues Executive Order Targeting H-1B Visa Government Contract Workers

Aug 5, 2020 3:03:26 PM

In a series of executive orders, President Donald Trump has restricted the use of H-1B workers.

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Is Remote Work Working?

Aug 5, 2020 3:01:10 PM

In March, the Coronavirus pandemic forced companies to shutter their offices, transforming remote work from a practice that was growing in acceptance to a standard operating procedure literally overnight. Many reported surprise – and relief – at the relatively smooth transition and early productivity gains.

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COVID Impact on Technology Priorities

Aug 5, 2020 2:57:35 PM

The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant business disruption and placed new demands on workforce management policies and procedures. Besides re-setting their operations for the requirements of remote work and safe workspaces, companies must manage layoffs, redesign their payroll processes, interpret, and comply with regulatory requirements, and sort through an extraordinary number of applications for every open position. They must also identify and introduce new digital tools to aid in supporting the changing workplace requirements, shifting their IT priorities and budgets.

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The State of Online Recruiting

Aug 5, 2020 2:54:44 PM

While companies have embraced innovations in HR Technology to hire regular full-time employees, contingent labor hiring has been slow to adopt these innovations. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a game changer.

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Demand for Technology Resources Remains Strong Despite COVID-19

Aug 5, 2020 2:51:04 PM

While first few months of COVID-19 put employers in an environment of uncertainty, June's rise in job postings for nearly all key tech occupations and hubs suggests that employer confidence is returning. During the nation's initial wave of lockdowns, companies had to make rapid decisions about where to focus tech resources. Largely, employers prioritized infrastructure, systems and security over new product development. Now, months later, employers appear to be confident enough to engage in long-term planning and see a need for talented technologists who can help build new products and maintain current tech stacks.

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Legal Pitfalls Regarding Return to Workplace Plans

Aug 5, 2020 2:47:47 PM

Shifts in working environments caused by the pandemic are beginning to result in new legal challenges. Some legal firms are beginning to offer guidance. While it is always best to consult with your own legal counsel, the following advice might provide a starting point in discussions regarding return to the workplace policies and procedures.

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Department of Labor Addresses COVID-19 Impact on FLSA and FMLA Regulations

Aug 5, 2020 2:43:59 PM

As companies have rushed to adjust their operating model during the COVID-19 impact, questions have surfaced that have required the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue clarifications regarding the application of the Federal Labor Standards Act(FSLA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Key points are:

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Pending Legislation Regarding Independent Contractor Benefits

Jun 1, 2020 1:56:26 PM

Congress is considering legislation that would allow businesses to provide health- and safety-related benefits to gig-economy workers during the coronavirus pandemic without creating an employer-employee relationship. Under current law, businesses that provide additional relief like paid leave and other benefits to independent contractors could potentially trigger an employer-employee relationship under state or federal law. The new bill would shield businesses from misclassification lawsuits if they provide gig workers with personal protective equipment, training, paid leave and other benefits during the pandemic.

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Hot Jobs During the Pandemic

Jun 1, 2020 1:54:50 PM

Korn Ferry reports that the increased emphasis on agility triggered by the pandemic has created a growing demand for procurement officers with supply chain expertise and veteran operating leaders familiar with corporate transformations. Four areas were cited as in high demand due to COVID-19:

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Candidate Criminal Background Checks are Outlawed in New York’s Suffolk County

Jun 1, 2020 1:51:50 PM

On August 25th Suffolk County, NY, will join New York City and other major NY metropolitan districts in restricting pre-employment inquiries into an applicant’s criminal conviction history. The law will prohibit employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal convictions or considering an applicant’s prior convictions until after an application has been submitted and an initial interview of the applicant has taken place. It will apply to all Suffolk County employers with 15 or more employees. Under the law, an applicant is defined as “any person considered or who requests to be considered for employment by an employer”. It includes applicants for temporary or seasonal work, and work through the services of a temporary or other employment firm.

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