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Los Angeles enacts tough new ‘ban the box’ law

01/30/2017
On Dec. 9, the city of Los Angeles enacted the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (LAFCIH), a “ban the box” law that took effect Jan. 22, 2017.

With new law, Philadelphia jumps on pay equity bandwagon

01/03/2017
The bill that prohibits employers from asking about a prospective employee’s wage and fringe benefits history is expected to become law, effective sometime in mid-2017.

Review applications for GINA violations

11/17/2016
If you haven’t recently reviewed your job applications and other employment-related forms, you may be risking a lawsuit.

Ensure everyone knows about ‘informal’ promotions process

10/12/2016
Sometimes, employers rely on informal processes to fill open positions. That can be dangerous unless you make sure all employees know about the process.

Smoking, long walks really make a résumé stand out

09/27/2016
Fully 77% of HR managers have spotted an embellishment or outright lie on an applicant’s résumé, according to an annual CareerBuilder survey.

Conducting successful job interviews: A manager’s guide

09/22/2016
While managers are typically a major part of the hiring and interview process, they’re often short on experience, confidence or time. Here are some tips to help managers get the most out of the process and possibly avoid litigation down the road.

‘Hey, look at me!’ The 10 strangest come-ons by creative applicants

09/08/2016
Job candidates realize that a great cover letter and résumé aren’t always enough if you really want the job — you need to do something to stand out from the competition.

Is it legal to require a lie detector test in California?

08/22/2016
Q. I am in the process of interviewing candidates for an administrative position. This person would work very closely with me, and I need to trust him or her completely. Can I bring in a polygraph expert and use lie detector tests during the final interviews?

How to safely let down runner-up interviewees

07/05/2016
Don’t let clumsy messaging cause legal liability in job rejections.

Make employment applications stronger with these 5 add-ons

06/22/2016
No federal law dictates what information must be included on employment applications. However, there are certain statements you may want to include.