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Try Not to be so Friendly: Current Issues in Interviews and Advertising

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Many of us like to chat. We like to know what you’re reading, how your kid’s baseball season is going, and what kind of pie you like, but while hostesses love you at a cocktail party, chatting can lead to trouble, especially...more

Guidance From the City of Los Angeles: New Ban the Box Regulations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The City of Los Angeles recently issued its anticipated Rules and Regulations Implementing the Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance, providing critical guidance to employers on...more

Five Ways to Bring Your Firm's Culture Into the Recruiting Process

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

As the pool of top associate talent has decreased over the past several years due to reduced numbers of experienced midlevel associates, increased opportunities for in-house positions, and declining law school enrollment, the...more

Top 10 Issues for Employers, Issue #5: Dos and Don’ts of Interviews

This is the fifth instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. Interviewing prospective employees can be a difficult process for the applicant and the employer alike. For the employer, aside from ensuring that the...more

Issues in Interviewing: The Right Way to the "One"

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

The candidate interview is one of the most vital components in the hiring process. Accordingly, it involves the most forethought and planning. As an employer, you will interview a whole host of applicants to find the...more

Hiring Without Headaches – A Possibility or Fantasy?

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

So this week, I’ll be speaking at our firm’s semi-annual Labor & Employment Law seminar. Amazingly, we have reached capacity for this event and are now taking names for a waiting list! Many thanks to all who have signed up. ...more

The One Thing You Must Do to Get Hired

by LawVision Group LLC on

More important than showing expertise, know-how, skills and experience - Ask most inside counsel why they hire the lawyers they do and they’ll tell you it’s for their specific expertise. Many take a rational approach to...more

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

Due Diligence Questions Chief Compliance Officers Should Ask In A Job Interview

by Thomas Fox on

Ed. Note-Today I have a guest post from Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search. In today’s regulatory climate, the Chief Compliance Officer faces increased personal liability for corporate...more

Evolving Hiring Methods in the Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

The Gig economy is revolutionizing the employment arena and, as noted in our recent blog post, it shows no sign of slowing down or waiting for others to catch up. One change that is front and center is the evolution of...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

The Challenge of Hiring Anti-Bribery Compliance Leaders

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search in Dallas. I have been a contributor to his other organization, Corporate Compliance Insights for quite some time,...more

Hiring In Compliance, Part IV: The Interview Process

by Thomas Fox on

I continue my series of blog posts on the hiring process in the compliance field based on a series of interviews I did with Maurice Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Conselium Partners LP. Today, I want look at the...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

Did You Lose the Job Before You Even Met Your Interviewer? (Tips for a successful interview)

by McManis Faulkner on

You are ready for your interview. You have done your homework; checked the website and prepared some pertinent questions to ask. However, before stepping into your interview, consider the complex system of verbal and...more

Prince George’s County “Bans the Box”

Add another locality to the growing list that have “banned the box” for private employers. Starting January 20, 2015, employers with at least twenty-five full-time employees in Prince George’s County (MD) can no longer ask...more

A Question To Be Answered By The Supreme Court: Should You Discuss The Obvious At Job Interviews?

Sometime next year the United States Supreme Court will decide whether a job interviewer had an obligation to inform an applicant that the interviewer has noticed that the applicant is wearing a headscarf. Put another way, on...more

Case alert: Failure to interview disabled employee amounted to disability discrimination

by K&L Gates LLP on

In London Borough of Southwark v Charles, the EAT decided that the London Borough of Southwark (the "Borough") had failed in its duty to make reasonable adjustments when it refused to assess by other less formal means the...more

New Jersey Senate Bill Aimed at Protecting Job Applicants With Criminal History

by Cole Schotz on

Earlier this month, the New Jersey State Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced a bill seeking to bar employers from inquiring about the criminal history of job applicants during initial interviews and on job...more

The City of Rochester Adopts a “Ban the Box” Ordinance

The City of Rochester recently unanimously enacted a “Ban the Box” ordinance, which prohibits employers from asking applicants about criminal convictions at any time before the employer has conducted an initial employment...more

Rhode Island Enacts "Ban the Box" Law Prohibiting Employment Application Criminal History Inquiries Until the First Job Interview

by Littler on

Effective January 1, 2014, a recent amendment to Rhode Island law will restrict the timing of pre-employment inquiries by Rhode Island employers about a job applicant's criminal past. Employers who are covered by the law may...more

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