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HR News: NYC Bans Employers from Requesting Salary History

As of May 2017, a new bill has been signed into law making it illegal for employers to ask applicants about their salary history. This new bill will take effect on October 31, 2017.

Read Abel HR’s memo from President, Jim Bell Sr., to see what employers should do to comply to this new law and avoid penalties: NY Salary Ban 2017

Featured BLOGS

  • What’s More Important: Professional Qualities or A Fitting Personality?

    As we’ve touched on multiple times, finding the right candidate for your help wanted ad is crucial – after all, bringing someone on board and training them for the job is an expensive endeavor, but letting them go when they don’t pan out can still cost you as much as a full year’s salary! With this in mind, there’s no denying that hiring a new person to your crew is a high-stakes endeavor. But what should you value most when you’re making a decision – the skills listed on the resume or the personality of the person that sits before

  • Ice, Ice Baby: How To Avoid An Injury From Slipping on Ice

    For the most part, this winter season has been fairly mild with snow and ice, but simply typing that statement makes it feel like we’re practically inviting a multi-foot snowfall! As a result, we’re here to deliver some top tips for preventing winter weather foibles at the office. If those tips fail, we’ve also got you covered with the what to do if someone takes a spill. But first, let’s explain why this is really an issue. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees racked up 20,520 workplace injuries due to bad winter weather, resulting in at least

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