Tag Archives: Equal Employment

Is “driving” listed as a requirement on your job descriptions?

by Laura Pokrzywa If you have employees who are frequently on the road for the company (sales reps, traveling technicians, executives, etc.), you should take heed from a recent court case (Stephenson v. Pfizer, Inc.). The U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Get ready for a change to EEO-1 reporting.

by Laura Pokrzywa Since 1966, employers with federal contracts or with 100 or more employees have been required to report the number of workers they have in specific job categories, breaking the numbers down by ethnicity, race and sex. These … Continue reading

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Employment Applications: What Every Employer Should Know

by Laura Pokrzywa The hiring process has been compared to dating. You usually have to talk to a lot of people before you find the right one. Unlike dating, however, when you are considering candidates for an open position, there … Continue reading

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Is your background check process criminal?

by Laura Pokrzywa At the beginning of the 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was mixing it up with Pepsi Beverages Co. The issue? Pepsi was arbitrarily screening out all applicants whose background check revealed an arrest, whether or … Continue reading

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The Birds, the Bees and the LGBTs

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Growing up, I’m sure we all had that talk about “the birds and bees” with a parent. As adults, we have learned many times about the “the birds and bees” in the workplace since sex is … Continue reading

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EEOC Unveils a New Bundle of Joy for Employers

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. You may remember our recent article titled “Singling Out Pregnant Women Can Lead to Baby Blues for Employers.” It ended with this wrap up: “Employers cannot treat pregnant women differently than any other worker, including those … Continue reading

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How to Write an Effective Job Description

By Laura Pokrzywa Attendees to ECRM’s HR webinar, “Hiring the Right People, the Right Way”, will remember that a successful hiring process begins with a well-written job description. As our presenters explained, these important tools aid in recruiting, interviewing, determining … Continue reading

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Singling Out Pregnant Women Can Lead to Baby Blues for Employers

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. For those that regularly read our blog, I’m sure you are more than familiar by now with the legal principle of discrimination under Title VII. If you’re a new reader, here’s a quick overview of the … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to talk about BACKGROUND CHECKS . . .

You asked: “Do we need a special consent form to run background checks on applicants?” Laura answers:  The practice of running pre-employment background checks continues to stir up controversy for some employers. Though the need for them is undeniable (a … Continue reading

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Locker Room Legal Risks: Lessons for All Employers

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. By now, most of us are familiar with the NFL scandal involving the Miami Dolphin’s right tackle, Jonathan Martin, and guard, Richie Incognito. If you aren’t, here’s a recap: Martin, a rookie, was forced to undergo … Continue reading

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