Legal Pitfalls When Hiring Candidates

Legal Pitfalls When Hiring Candidates
March 6, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST
$500 per computer/phone connection
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Legal Pitfalls When Hiring Candidates

So much of HR's responsibilities relate to hiring. The employment laws have gotten so complicated now, that HR must really be on top of their game to best understand what they can and cannot do when hiring candidates.  What legal issues face you when interviewing candidates regarding pre-employment inquiries. What can you lawfully ask a candidate and what questions should you avoid at all costs. New laws are being passed constantly such as the recently-enacted state laws prohibiting an employer from asking about past salary history.  Should you show the applicant the job description during the interview and what should the job description contain. Do you need to know FLSA issues such as whether the position for which you are hiring is exempt or non-exempt before you interview the candidate. You must be aware of other legal issues such as should you conduct a background check and if you do how do you comply with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). What can you put in an offer letter and what should you avoid. Then, once the employee is hired you need to understand how to complete the I-9 and the legal pitfalls when you fail to complete is correctly. GINA enforcement is now on the EEOC's radar so HR must understand what legal requirements there are when conducting pre-employment physicals.

Some of the Many Things You Will Learn During this Conference:

  • Important information to include on an Employment Application
  • Interviews/Pre-Employment Inquiries
  • New laws prohibiting questions about past salary history
  • Background Checks and Ensuring Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • EEOC Position on Refusal to Hire based on Prior Convictions
  • Offer Letters and What You Should Include in Them
  • Job Descriptions and Legal Requirements When Drafting Them
  • I-9 Forms and How to Correctly Complete Them to Avoid Legal Complications
  • At Will Employment and Avoiding Implied Contracts
  • Exempt vs. Non-Exempt FLSA Classifications: Properly Classifying Positions
  • Avoiding GINA issues in Pre-Employment Physicals that Can Lead to Legal Liability for your Organization
  • And much more!!!!!!!

HR Learning Center's 60 minute on-line Legal Pitfalls When Hiring Webinar includes the following:

  • Live on-line training by an experienced employment attorney
  • Power point presentation
  • Hand Outs
  • Certificate of Attendance Forms
  • Question and Answer Session

Who Should Attend this Conference

  • HR Professionals
  • VP of HR
  • Managers
  • In-House Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Small and Medium Business Owners