RIALA Blog

Creative and Compliant Ways to Check References

Reference checking is a necessary evil of the hiring process, and it's fraught with the following challenges.

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Are You Overlooking The Formerly Incarcerated As A Source of Talent?

With the current 2019 unemployment rates falling to 3.6% nationally, millions of U.S. jobs are going unfilled.  With no end to this imbalance between job openings and available applicants, is it time for employers looking for workers to expand their recruiting and hiring efforts to include people with prior criminal records?

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Proposed Overtime Rule Covers More Workers

The US Department of Labor has proposed an increase in the salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions to $35,308 per year from $23,660.

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Information RI Employers Must Post in the Workplace

As a RI employer, you are required to update your employees on all pertinent state and federal employment laws and regulations.  To assist you in complying with the posting requirements, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training provides labor posters free of charge to employers.  These posters are available in a variety of languages and can be printed from the DLT website www.dlt.ri.gov/lmi/business/post.htm or by calling their business office. 

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