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SMBs Say: Keep H-1B But Give Us a Share

On July 11, the Trump administration made another major change to U.S. immigration policy that impacts the nation’s small and midsize businesses (SMBs) when the President postponed implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule until March 14, 2018. This decision comes…

Video Interviewing Sector Consolidates as Growth Slows

GreenJobInterview, an early entrant in the video interview arena, is being acquired by Montage, one of its two leading competitors. No financial details were disclosed in this morning’s announcement, which also included news that Montage had closed an $8 million funding round…

If You Pay Minimum Wage, You Can Keep the Tips

A few years back, some restaurants around the country made headlines by paying their waitstaff more than minimum wage and putting the kibosh on customer tips. This broke with the traditional way of paying customarily-tipped employees. That is, most employers…

Court Strikes Down Overtime Pay Rule

The Department of Labor rule that would have compelled employers to pay overtime to millions of more workers has been struck down by a federal court in Texas. Agreeing with business groups and the 21 states that had challenged the…

The Biggest Issue Facing HR May Be Managing Change

PIHRA’s California conference, which concluded yesterday, is, in many ways, similar to other large HR conferences anywhere in the U.S. One of the two or three largest HR conferences, the PIHRA conference offers the usual assortment of workshops, certifications, networking…

Why Pay Transparency Is Becoming a Best Practice

Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation: Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by salary.com, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impact of different levels of transparency in the workplace – from…