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Questions and answers: How to hire in a legally safe way

07/02/2019
If it goes well, hiring a new employee is the beginning of a fruitful working relationship. But hiring can also be a legal minefield in which one wrong step can lead to a costly lawsuit. This Q&A is designed to keep you on the right hiring path.

Paycheck Fairness Act clears House of Representatives

04/02/2019
The House of Representatives has passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation first introduced in 1997 that would prohibit employers nationwide from asking job applicants about their past or current pay.

Document belligerence during hiring process

01/29/2019
If you ever encounter an applicant so difficult that you suspect she might become a disruptive employee, document why you are concerned. If she later sues, you will be able to describe exactly what happened.

Lots of great candidates? Retain all interview notes

12/20/2018
Protect against a failure-to-promote lawsuit by following a few common-sense rules. Ask every candidate the same questions, noting their responses in writing. When all interviews are done, you can make your decision.

Interview questions to avoid

12/11/2018
When questioning job candidates, leave these queries out.

Good job descriptions thwart ADA lawsuits

11/23/2018
The best way to avoid a trip to the courtroom to deal with an Americans with Disabilities Act accusation is to use a job description that concentrates on these components.

State amends pay equity law, clarifies salary history issues

10/31/2018
California’s pay equity law has been amended to clarify certain ambiguities regarding proper interview questions, disclosure of pay scales and the application of the law to existing employees.

Video can enhance hiring process

10/24/2018
Implementing video into your hiring process may be the attention-grabber you need. Here are nine ways to go about it.

Hiring: Opioid crisis collides with the ADA

10/18/2018
Among the scarce pool of workers who are applying for jobs, a fair number are recovering opioid users. That may mean employers face a higher likelihood of being sued because they don’t understand the ADA.

40% of applicants say it’s OK to ‘ghost’ employers

09/04/2018
‘Ghosting’ a potential employer you’re no longer interested in is acceptable, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews company.