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Cut From Stimulus, E-Verify Likely to Resurface in Immigration Debate

February 20, 2009
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The author of the bill that established E-Verify was angry that it did not survive in the $787 billion stimulus package, asserting it was ‘stripped out of the bill without discussion or debate.’
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Deep Corporate Staff Cuts Heat Up H-1B Visa Debate

February 5, 2009
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Long backed by the U.S. tech industry as crucial to American competitiveness, H-1Bs let computer programmers, electronics engineers and other skilled workers stay in the country for up to six years.
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E-Verify Rule for Federal Contractors Delayed Until May

January 30, 2009
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The interval will allow new Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to take another look at the rule.
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The Brave New World of Electronic I-9s

January 16, 2009
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Nearly three years ago, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued an interim rule that allows employers to continue completing I-9 forms on paper while storing the forms electronically. However, its guidance stops short of identifying which systems will be acceptable under the law. Here are some of the issues that organizations should keep in mind when it comes to electronic storage of these required documents.
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TOOL How to Trim Your Workforce

December 31, 2008
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An e-book from law firm Foley Hoag, ‘Tips for Planning Reductions in Force,’ is a possible guide for organizations considering layoffs.
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Obama Labor Appointee Vows to Bolster Unions, Enforcement, Training

December 19, 2008
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The president-elect calls Rep. Hilda Solis ‘a champion of our middle class’ and ‘an advocate for everyday people.’
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Obama Said to Name Latina Congresswoman as Labor Secretary

December 18, 2008
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Since being elected to Congress in 2000, Hilda Solis has not served on the House committee that deals with workplace law. Earlier in her political career, she chaired the Industrial Relations Committee in the California Senate.
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The Shifting Costs of Labor

November 20, 2008
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Percentage change in hourly costs from same quarter of previous year, workday-adjusted, Q2 2007-Q1 2008
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Global Workforce Report Emerging Markets—Looking Beyond Wages

November 20, 2008
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While some multinationals are recalculating the offshore-labor-cost equation, many companies in Central and Eastern Europe are taking a broader view of foreign investment and workforce management.
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Regulation Requires Federal Contractors to Use E-Verify

November 14, 2008
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Companies that win a federal contract of more than $100,000—and subcontractors with contracts of greater than $3,000—will have to enroll in the electronic verification mechanism within 30 days of being awarded the work.
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