A controversial proposal regarding employee verification methods in Florida has just moved one step closer to appearing on the 2018 ballot. A Florida Constitution Revision Commission panel voted unanimously to back proposal P29. If passed, it would require all Florida employers to use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Employment Authorization Program, also called E-Verify, to confirm that all new hires are eligible for employment in the United States.
Contracts that prevent employees from working for competitors after terminating their current employment are commonly known as non-compete agreements. These agreements are common practice for many Florida businesses. They are designed to, among other things, protect your business from unscrupulous employees who may try to share trade secrets and other proprietary information with their new employers.
The "Fight for 15" movement has seen a lot of action over the past few years, and that action has helped to raise the wages of many people in areas around the country. In Florida, though, attempts to raise wages have had mixed results, but not necessarily for the reasons you might think.
In our last post, our blog began discussing how the conclusion of the hiring process can be an exciting time for you, the employer, as it frees you to focus on more pressing matters and, more significantly, start capitalizing on the strengths of your latest hire.
It can prove to be a great relief when the hiring process draws to a close. That's because you, the employer, will no longer have to deal with corporate recruiters, piles of resumes, rounds of interviews and prolonged discussions about who would be the best fit in your organization.