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Limit Your Pre-Employment Inquiries to Job-Related Questions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As most employers know, it is unlawful to ask an employment or promotion candidate questions which reflect bias based on race, color, age, gender, religion, or any other protected status. For example, a candidate cannot be...more

New Year’s Resolution: Internal Investigation Tips For Retail Employers

The first time you learn of an employee’s complaint probably isn’t the day your company is served with a lawsuit. In most cases, the alleged victim complains to the company first. While an initial internal complaint provides...more

Hiring Your Team: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls In Identifying And Interviewing Potential Team Members

Effective hiring processes and procedures will help you to avoid many costly headaches later on. Here are some tips on avoiding legal pitfalls in the hiring process. ...more

Startups and the Beginning of the Employment Relationship - Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

WHO to Hire? Startup companies can reduce or eliminate future problems with employees through careful hiring practices. Best practices include...more

Supreme Court Expands Religious Discrimination Liability

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Most employers know that Title VII prohibits discrimination against applicants or employees based on religion. They also know that Title VII requires employers to provide reasonable, religion-based accommodations to employees...more

Top 10 Bad Questions to Avoid When Interviewing a Job Applicant

by Jaburg Wilk on

When interviewing job applicants, there are good questions and bad questions. A good question seeks relevant and helpful information about the person applying for the job and about the applicant’s job qualifications...more

That is SO last week - July 2015 #2

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, The New York Times’ The Upshot blog covered a topic that has been one of our top concerns for a while: how big data can discriminate. The post followed a Carnegie Mellon University study that reported, among many...more

Supreme Court Holds That Employers Do Not Need Actual Knowledge of an Applicant’s Need for a Religious Accommodation Before They...

The Supreme Court recently held that job applicants may hold their potential employer liable for intentional discrimination under Title VII if the applicant can show that his or her need for an accommodation was a motivating...more

Education Update, No. 1, January 2013: Making The Grade: Ensure Your School is Following Best Hiring Practices

by Fisher Phillips on

The holiday break is over. Classes are back in full swing. For most schools across the nation, this is the time to evaluate current staffing needs and begin the recruitment and hiring process for the upcoming school year....more

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