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Aug 05 2014
Hiring  

Clear documentation saves employer from age discrimination liability

Thorough documentation of job requirements recently helped an Oregon employer win an age discrimination claim.

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Jun 30 2014
Affirmative ActionHiring  

Electric company pays $1M to settle hiring discrimination claims

Following a random audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), federal contractor Lincoln Electric agreed to pay $1 million in back wages to African American applicants it rejected for entry level positions.

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May 14 2014
Hiring  

Register today: Tigard Form I-9 Workshop May 21st

In our I-9 workshop you will learn everything you need to know about filling out the I-9 Form accurately. We'll go through the motions in this interactive workshop including:     Filling out sample I-9 Forms,       Auditing the sample forms, and     Discussing the law and tricky situations to avoid Vigilant Employment Attorney, Lorraine Hoffman will lead this critical workshop. The federal government…

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Apr 24 2014
Hiring

Spokane Washington Form I-9 Workshop this May 15th

Join us for a hands-on, practical look at how to complete and correct the form I-9. In our I-9 workshop you will learn everything you need to know about filling out the I-9 form accurately. We'll go through the motions in this interactive workshop including: Filling out sample I-9 forms,  Auditing the sample forms,…

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Nov 25 2013
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Temporary workers—whose employee is this?

Q: We use a lot of workers that we obtain from a temporary services provider. What employment obligations do we have with respect to these workers since they’re not really “our” employees?

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Nov 14 2013
HiringLeave LawsWage and Hour  

New California employment-related laws to take effect in 2014

Governor Brown has recently signed a flurry of California bills into law.

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Nov 14 2013
Q&AHiringImmigration

Cutting corners on Form I-9 leads to big penalties

Q: We recently self-audited our I-9 forms and discovered that we have photocopies of documentation for all employees, but on many forms Section 1 or 2 was never completed. Do we have to go back and transfer the information from the copies to the Form I-9? Isn’t it enough that the information is there in the copy of the employee’s documentation?

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Oct 24 2013
Q&AHiringImmigration  

Should we use E-Verify during our hiring process?

Q: We’re unsure about our ability to review and authenticate documentation presented during the I-9 process. Should we start using E-Verify to make us feel more secure?

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