Tag Archives: hiring

Webinar: De-coding the Complex Indian Employment Landscape

Squire Patton Boggs presents a webinar intended to de-code India’s complex employment landscape. There are a multitude of employment laws to be taken into account, some of which date back to the early part of the last century. As one of the world’s fastest-growing economies over recent years, India’s employment legislation has needed to adapt … Continue Reading

FCRA Violations: A Hidden Cost of Background Checks and Credit Reports

If you haven’t done so recently, now is a good time to review your company’s use of background checks and credit reports. The increasing number of class actions and high-dollar settlements highlight the risks employers face when obtaining background checks or credit reports on current and potential employees.  Failure to comply with the federal Fair … Continue Reading

State Law Update! Sick Leave Saga Continues…. Also, D.C. Paid Family Leave, Colorado Makes A Few Changes and Oregon Bans The Box

Early this week, the Pittsburgh City Controller’s Office launched a new section on its website containing resources for employers, including regulations, required postings, and an FAQ section regarding the city’s paid sick leave ordinance [pdf], passed in August.  Under the ordinance, starting on January 11, 2016, employers must grant employees working in Pittsburgh 1 hour … Continue Reading

The beginning of the end for personal service companies in the UK?

HMRC issued a consultation document on 17 July 2015 to explore options for tightening up IR35, the intermediaries legislation that aims to tackle tax avoidance through disguised employment. IR35 requires individuals working through an intermediary (e.g. a personal service company (PSC)) to pay broadly the same tax and NICs as any other employee, where they … Continue Reading

New York City to Employers: No More Credit Checks!

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed into law a bill that expands the New York City Human Rights Law and makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for employers to request or use consumer credit history for employment purposes or otherwise discriminate against an applicant or employee based on their consumer credit history. … Continue Reading

San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases January 1 and Again May 1, 2015

Proposition J passed in San Francisco earlier this month approving a minimum wage increase to $11.05/hour effective January 1, 2015.  On May 1, it will increase again to $12.25/hour.  San Francisco employers should plan to update payroll systems and paystubs to reflect this change in hourly and overtime rates for any employees impacted by this … Continue Reading

Can Employers Discriminate Against Jobless Candidates?

The short answer—yes, at least right now. Unemployment rates continue to rise resulting in more out-of-work individuals searching for employment and having a difficult time finding work.  Earlier this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a meeting examining employers’ treatment of unemployed candidates.  During the meeting, Christine Owens of National Employment Law Project testified … Continue Reading