Hiring workfare applicants? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Hiring workfare applicants? An increasing number of states are passing laws to prevent employers from dumping current staff in favor of workfare applicants, for whom employers can receive tax credits and wage subsidies. Last year’s Welfare Reform Act included a federal ban on displacing current employees. But critics say the federal law is too vague, allowing employers too many exceptions. Congress might impose tougher restrictions in the months ahead. Even if Congress or your state hasn’t cracked down, play it safe and make sure a workfare hire fills a new position.
Your employee handbook can be an invaluable organizational tool â¦ or an employment lawsuit waiting to happen. And in recent years, Congress and state legislatures have been busy enacting laws that directly affect your employee handbook. If you haven't kept up, you could find yourself in court....Click here to find out more.