Hiring Policies and Procedures for Internal and External Applicants

Webinar (ET)

Shira M. Blank and Susan Gross Sholinsky, Members of the Firm, and Elizabeth D. Houghton, Associate, will co-present "Hiring Policies and Procedures for Internal and External Applicants," a webinar hosted by Lorman.

The laws surrounding hiring internal and external candidates are constantly changing, with an increased focus on what employers may or may not consider when hiring. Employers are often unsure of what is appropriate to ask or to evaluate when deciding whether to hire a potential candidate or what considerations could be unlawful. This topic will provide an overview of the legal framework to consider when hiring external applicants, including insight into job descriptions, advertising bias, background checks, ban the box and credit check laws, prior compensation questions, and drug testing. This information will also cover considerations when hiring or promoting internal or external candidates, so that employers are well equipped to develop a diverse workforce, retain top talent, and promote internally while mitigating risk. Employers will gain legal insight as well as practical tips and tools for employers to apply to their business when hiring and onboarding candidates.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the complex legal framework for hiring external candidates, and what to consider when seeking and interviewing job applicants.
  • Identify legal issues that may arise when deciding whether to hire external candidates or promote internal candidates.
  • Review how to implement compliant onboarding techniques for new hires.
  • Discuss the policies and documents necessary to mitigate risk and protect a company from litigation.

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