The federal E-Verify system was started in the 1990s as a voluntary program, but became mandatory for federal contractors in 2009.  Even among employers signing up for E-Verify, however, collected data indicates that many employers sign up for E-Verify but do not use it, at least not in all cases.  For example, it has been reported that Georgia ...
Larger employers today often have mission statements.  At the same time, in today’s tight labor market, anything that will improve hiring and retention is considered important.  One approach is to encourage employees to have a mission and purpose within the company. Experts tell us that the more passion and purpose an employee brings to the job...
Many companies have experienced situations in which employees complained of a co-worker they considered a "nut case."  A recent ruling from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals illustrates these situations and provides some guidance to employers.  Painter v. Illinois Department of Transportation, 2017 BL 435456 (C.A. 7, 12/6/17). The case invol...
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled on many occasions in the past that employees have no statutory right to use an employer's equipment or media as long as the employer's restrictions are non-discriminatory.  Thus, an employer may place non-discriminatory restrictions on the use of its equipment for business purposes, such as bulletin boards...
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has proposed a new federal rule to solve the controversial issue of whether one employer is considered a "joint employer" of another's employees.  Under the proposed rule, an employer may be found to be a joint employer of another employer's employees only if it possesses and exercises substantial, direct and...

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