There is no denying it, the campaign season is in full swing. But with the 2008 election still a year away, it is going to be a long campaign. Nevertheless, you really have only one thing to worry about – voting. Voting is one of the most important civic duties, yet recent voter turnout rates […]
When hiring a new employee, businesses must be careful not only to select the right person for the job, but to make sure that they do so legally. When considering an applicant who is an immigrant, employers must be careful to guard against illegally hiring individuals not authorized to work in the United States while […]
Intending citizens are non-naturalized immigrants who are actively pursuing naturalization and have been: lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence (green-card holders); granted temporary residence in the U.S. under IRCA’s legalization program; granted asylum in the US under the Immigration and Nationality Act; or admitted to the U.S. as a refugee under the Immigration […]
United States military personnel are deployed in nearly 130 countries around the world. Servicemen and -women perform a variety of duties around the globe, from combat operations to peacekeeping to training with foreign militaries. Many Americans serving in the military have had to take leave from civilian jobs; thanks to federal law, however, those jobs […]
Examples of job criteria that have been found to discriminate against certain groups include: height and weight standards (which may adversely impact women and members of certain ethnic groups); fluency in the English language (which may adversely impact members of certain national-origin groups); standards relating to arrest and conviction records (which may adversely impact members […]
Hiring a new employee to work in a small business is process fraught with legal issues. The federal government and most states have anti-discrimination laws in place protecting applicants and employees from hiring and employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, union affiliation, or veteran status. (Some states also […]
Millions of young people spend their summer vacations working in restaurants, stores, offices, and elsewhere. Many young people continue to work through the school year, often doing freelance jobs such as babysitting or gardening. However, most young people (and their parents) don’t realize that federal laws limit the hours that people under 18 can work, […]
The National Institute for Occupational Safety estimates that more than 210,000 American children suffer injuries at work every year. According to the Department of Labor, more than 30 percent of 16- and 17- year olds were employed in 2005.