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  • ICE nets 133 illegal immigrants in alleged worker exploitation scam

    08/09/2018 7:39:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal authorities Thursday announced the arrest of 13 people they say were ringleaders in a massive scheme to exploit illegal immigrants as cheap labor on farms and Hispanic-oriented businesses in Minnesota and Nebraska. They also carried out search warrants on 11 of the businesses Wednesday and nabbed 133 illegal immigrant workers they found at the time. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they suspect some of the migrants were coerced into working in rough conditions, either by force or threats of being reported to authorities for deportation...
  • DHS Massively Expands Enforcement Against Illegals’ Employers

    07/25/2018 6:22:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24, 2018 | by Neil Munro
    The Department of Homeland Security has dramatically raised worksite enforcement to deter employers from hiring cheap illegal workers. Since October, the agency’s Homeland Security Investigations unit has checked employment records at 6,093 worksites, up from 1,716 in the prior fiscal year from October 2016 to the end of September 2017. The current pace of checks in 2018 is almost a five-fold increase from the prior year and included 100 stores in the 7-Eleven chain and 77 companies in California. The agency has made 675 criminal arrests of managers or supervisors, plus 984 administrative arrests of illegals in the last nine...
  • What Employers Want From Cities; What Factors Do Companies Consider When They Relocate?

    07/10/2018 10:48:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Manhattan Institute ^ | 07/10/2018 | Aaron M. Renn
    There are various dueling popular narratives about what drives economic growth in a city or region. One narrative focuses on business climate factors such as taxes and regulation. Others stress the importance of locally available talent or affordable housing and commercial property. But the reality is that economic growth is multi-factorial. There’s no single component that drives every outcome. Places have to pay attention to many things, not just one. Consider, for example, the recent announcement that the investment management firm AllianceBernstein will relocate its headquarters and more than 1,000 jobs from New York City to Nashville. If talent were...
  • Administration rallies for mandatory E-Verify to stop illegal employment

    06/11/2018 9:45:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Hoping to kill a lure for illegal immigrants, top Trump administration officials are rallying behind the E-Verify system that requires employers to hire only legal U.S. workers or face a fine. The heads of the Social Security Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have endorsed the mandatory national use of the voluntary system as a way to curb illegal immigration and cut identity theft. “I think that we need to look at E-Verify. I think E-Verify is a necessary tool because illegal employment is a magnet that pulls people into this country. So I think E-Verify should be mandated in...
  • Phoenix: 'How can you ask someone to serve their country when you can't even pay them?' (Canada)

    03/01/2018 1:12:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 28, 2018 | Bruce Deachman
    Every other Monday morning, Jillian Graham plays a game she calls Russian roulette. The 36-year-old Canada Revenue Agency tax collector arrives at her office in Prince George, B.C., and goes online to see how big or small her paycheque will be that week. It should be somewhere around $1,500, she says, but that’s rarely the case. Sometimes it’s too much, like the $1,742 she received last November. On other occasions, it’s woefully short — her pay immediately before Christmas last year, for example, was only $214, she says. Graham suffers anxiety/depression, and her bi-weekly adventures in that circle of hell...
  • Fears Google Hire could allow employers to see your entire search history

    04/17/2017 4:42:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 60 replies
    new.com.au ^ | 4/16/17 | news.com.au
    THE tech giant is working on a job site called Google Hire, which could let prospective employers snoop your embarrassing search history. IN THIS day and age, every boss is going to quickly Google a prospective employee before asking them to come in for an interview. But now the technology giant is working on project called Google Hire, which The Sun reports will help employers learn perhaps a little bit too much about their new recruits. It will reportedly be a recruitment tool similar to LinkedIn — however, early reports suggest it will be available through your personal Google account....
  • New bill would let companies force workers to get genetic tests, share results

    03/10/2017 10:00:17 AM PST · by tekrat · 45 replies
    ARS Technica ^ | 3/10/2017 | BETH MOLE
    It’s hard to imagine a more sensitive type of personal information than your own genetic blueprints. With varying degrees of accuracy, the four-base code can reveal bits of your family’s past, explain some of your current traits and health, and may provide a glimpse into your future with possible conditions and health problems you could face. And that information doesn’t just apply to you but potentially your blood relatives, too.Most people would likely want to keep the results of genetic tests highly guarded—if they want their genetic code deciphered at all. But, as STAT reports, a new bill that is...
  • Families flood across US-Mexico border, hitting new highs

    06/08/2016 3:23:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WIAT-TV ^ | June 4, 2016 | Chance Seales, National Correspondent
    Families are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers, surpassing levels seen during the 2014 crisis that caused widespread consternation at the highest levels of government. New numbers show approximately 32,117 families, mostly from Central America, flooded the Southern border in the first six months of fiscal year 2016, reports the Pew Research Center. In the same time period of 2015, that number was less than half that, clocking in at 13,913 families. In 2014, agents apprehended 19,830 during that period. Crisis in Central America “People who are trying to save their lives come to this country because they can...
  • Hillary Clinton will require employers to “review pay fairness”

    04/07/2016 12:53:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Who is Hillary Clinton pandering to this week? Ah yes… we’re back to the women and the gender wage gap. In her ongoing effort to put some daylight between herself and Bernie Sanders, Clinton is working to shore up her support with female voters and what better way than to promise that everyone will get a raise? (Washington Post) If she is elected, employers would be required to review employee pay to ensure that women are being paid fairly, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.“I’m going to require that everybody take a look,” Clinton said to applause at...
  • New Obama regulation: White males lose, lawyers and Democrats win

    02/03/2016 7:39:33 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3 February, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Last Friday, a new regulation was proposed by the Obama administration that will make it harder and more expensive for employers to hire and promote white males, enrich class action lawyers, and do absolutely nothing to accomplish the ostensible goal of raising the pay of women relative to men.
  • Donald Trump Rights Ship on Immigration: On Disney and slams H1-Bs. Must read!

    10/30/2015 5:42:42 AM PDT · by dennisw · 77 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | oct 29th | by Stephen K. Bannon & Alexander Marlow
    DT: Day one. This is why I got into this race. Because the everyday working person in this country is getting screwed. Lobbyists write the rules to benefit the rich and powerful. They buy off Senators like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to help them get rich at the expense of working Americans by using H-1B visas–so called “high tech” visas–to replace American workers in all sorts of solid middle class jobs. If I am President, I will not issue any H-1B visas to companies that replace American workers and my Department of Justice will pursue action against them. BNN: What...
  • Hillary: ‘I Am Going To Make Some Employers Go to Jail

    09/08/2015 6:38:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/08/2015 | Tom S. Elliott
    Speaking at a Labor Day rally in Hampton, Ill., today Hillary Clinton threatened to imprison employers for “wage theft.” “We’re going to go back to enforcing labor laws,” Clinton said. “I’m going to make sure that some employers go to jail for wage theft and all the other abuses that they engage in.” “And we are going to make it harder and harder to stop what should be the right of every American: to join a union and bargain collectively through that union,” she continued. “But, I’ll tell you, we’ve got a fight on our hands.” The presumed 2016 Democratic...
  • Analysis: 1 in 4 employers hit with Obamacare tax

    08/25/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/25/15 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    One out of four U.S. employers may soon face a steep new Obamacare tax on the insurance coverage they offer workers, unless they take steps to reduce overall spending on the plans. A new analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 26 percent of employers offer health benefits that could be subject to the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac" tax on high-cost plans when it starts in 2018. The tax kicks in when the total spending on a health plan — including the employer and employee premium contributions — exceeds $10,022 for an individual or $27,500 for a...
  • Brave new world: Mayor de Blasio bans NYC employers from asking applicants about criminal history

    06/30/2015 7:18:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m guessing this is the new face of equality. Or at least a redefinition of sanity. In any case, welcome to the Big Apple, employers! (From the NY Daily News) In front of emotional supporters, Mayor de Blasio signed legislation Monday that will prohibit employers from inquiring about a candidate’s criminal record prior to a job offer.“Today I see hope for people like me,” said Marilyn Scales, 52, of the Bronx, who said she never has had a full-time job because of her record for dealing heroin. As crazy as this may sound, there’s actually a bit more to...
  • The Next Obamacare Battle Nobody is Talking About

    06/30/2015 11:01:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Alex Vargo
    Last week, the Supreme Court sided 6-3 with the Obama administration’s interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, ruling the law was written with the intent to provide subsidies through federal exchanges. To put it lightly, conservatives are less than thrilled. But in our disappointment, let’s not forget that the subsidies are just one problematic element of many found in the 20,000-page law. While Congress may not be able to undo the Court’s recent ruling, that doesn’t mean they can’t address another serious issue with the Affordable Care Act: the employer mandate that defines a full-time workweek as 30 hours. The...
  • Obama gives free pass to businesses that hire illegals--Audits, fines drop for employers

    06/16/2015 11:58:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama took office vowing to go after unscrupulous employers who hire illegal immigrants, but worksite audits have plunged over the last year and a half, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for Immigration Studies, tumbling along with the rest of immigration enforcement. Fewer owners are being arrested, and fewer fines are being collected as well, according to the report, which suggests that even as he offers amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Mr. Obama is giving a similar free pass to ever more businesses who provide the jobs magnet that draws them. Through the first five...
  • EEOC: Obamacare ‘Workplace Wellness’ Programs Neither Voluntary Nor Legal

    12/03/2014 7:04:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed corporations to reduce their health care costs by rewarding employees for voluntarily participating in workplace “wellness” programs to help them lose weight or stop smoking. But now three of those programs are the target of discrimination lawsuits by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which says they are neither voluntary nor legal. EEOC recently filed its third wellness lawsuit, claiming that Honeywell International, Inc.’s ACA-approved wellness program violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Honeywell recently informed employees and their spouses who were enrolled in the company’s health benefits plan that...
  • Not a conspiracy anymore: The left cheers as employers scale back health coverage

    10/08/2014 1:50:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Even before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, its conservative critics warned of the perverse incentive contained within the law which could prompt employers to reduce the health benefits they offered to some of their employees. “Because of the magnitude of the new subsidies created by Congress, the economics become compelling for many employers to simply drop coverage and help their employees obtain replacement coverage through an exchange,” former Tennessee Gov. Philip Bredesen warned in a 2010 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. “Providing incentives for employers to dump their employees into the exchanges is simply shifting...
  • DOJ Punishes Business for Verifying Employees’ Citizenship!

    09/03/2014 5:34:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 57 replies
    Conservative Daily ^ | 9-3-14 | Joe Otto
    While everyone is focusing on what Obama will do with his upcoming illegal alien executive order, the rest of his administration is quietly working behind the scenes to enact amnesty through a piecemeal approach. Now, we have learned that the Department of Justice is actively targeting businesses and punishing them for trying to verify an employee’s residency status! That’s right, the DOJ has fined Culinaire International – a restaurant-management company – more than $20,000 because the business had the gall to ask employees to provide proof of legal residency in the United States! In this case, this company sought to...
  • Government May Soon Direct What Private-Sector Employees May Say in the Workplace

    09/05/2014 6:28:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 5, 2014 | National Center for Public Policy Research
    "Employee's Demotion for Comparing Media and Political Reaction to Trayvon Martin's Death to Lack of Response Over Shooting of a White Baby Upheld. Decision Highlights Troubling Aspects of Potential Government Overreach in "Hostile Work Environment" Law” Washington DC - In response to a recently-announced North Carolina administrative decision upholding an employee's demotion for comments about race, and in light of the calls for increased racial dialogue following Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, the National Center's in-house legal scholar is warning American workers that local and federal government leaders may soon restrict racial and political speech even in private work...