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Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

Martin E. Davis / Entrepreneur.com

July 01, 2008

Be Aware of Employment Laws!

The interview process and application forms, in today’s arena, are land mines waiting to be stepped on! There are more employment laws today than ever before and questions you used to be able to ask are now grounds for discrimination lawsuits. If you aren’t familiar with these laws, you must become so, and the sooner the better.

There are questions you cannot ask during the interview process. Topics to steer clear of include age, disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, religion, sexual preference, race, ancestry, children and prior arrests. Everyone in your organization who may be in a position to conduct an interview must be aware of these and other limitations. We recommend that you develop a list of questions that are acceptable and provide the interviewers with some guidance that is meaningful.

Read Hiring and Orienting a New Employee, Part I


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