How do you legally search for, interview, screen and hire employees?
This advertising-to-onboarding ("A to O") guide will make sense of and keep your company compliant with all the laws that affect, and often impede, this process. Employment law attorneys Jonathan Fraser Light and Susan S. Waag will discuss the best practices and procedures for each of the steps along the way to bringing in a new hire.
Properly (and legally) advertising your job openings.
How to mitigate your company's risk of potential hiring discrimination claims, negligent hiring and other violations.
What to include in an application; avoiding any attempt to obtain prior salary history.
Questions HR professionals can and cannot ask applicants at the interview stage.
Documents to present to the applicant during the hiring process including the wage notification form, confidentiality agreement and offer letter.
Hiring compliance issues such as background and reference checking, pre-employment drug testing (including recreational marijuana), specific job description duties and reasonable accommodations inquiries.
How to properly evaluate criminal background information and stay compliant with state and federal Green Rules.
When to present an arbitration agreement.
Why new hires may need to be involved in updating their job description, in part to establish exempt salaried status.
Note: Due to the popularity of this program and space limitations, attendance is limited to no more than four people per company.