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Labor & Employment Attorneys Help Employers Prevent Hiring Missteps

April 27, 2012

Authors: Shari M. Goodstein

Recent court decisions and newly enacted laws at the state and federal level have increased the legal risks already inherent in the hiring process. At a recent seminar, Buyer Beware! How To Avoid the Legal Traps of Hiring and On-Boarding, employment attorneys Robin G. Frederick, Shari M. Goodstein and Eric J. Lubochinski analyzed developments that can be troublesome for many employers, and offered guidance to human resources professionals and in-house counsel on how to hire efficiently and reduce risk.

Topics discussed included:
• Appropriate pre- and post-offer inquiries for applicants
• Permissible and impermissible uses of background checks (including criminal record and credit history checks)
• The use of social media in hiring
• Conducting legal medical and psychological exams of applicants
• Requirements to accommodate disabled candidates

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