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Course/Product Description
Title:

Pitfalls Of Pre-Employment Inquiries: Off-Limit, Illegal And Downright Dangerous Interview Scenarios Every Hiring Manager Should Avoid

SKU:WC-1021599
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
Description:

A recent CareerBuilder survey of 2,100 managers showed that roughly one-third weren’t sure of the legality of questions they were asking during job interviews. That’s alarming, because what are seemingly innocent questions asked to make pleasant, polite conversation with an interviewee could be illegal—and could become the basis for an expensive lawsuit against your organization.

With hiring on the rise, now is the time to give yourself, and your staff—a refresher on the legal do’s and don’ts of pre-employment questions.

Join us when skilled employment attorney Spencer Waldron of Fisher & Phillips will walk you through the current legal issues surrounding all kinds of pre-employment questions, what’s permissible, and most importantly, unlawful to ask.

Attorney Waldron will cover all kinds of conversational forums, ranging from in-person interviews to phone calls and conversations over social media. You’ll leave this one-hour webinar with the confidence of knowing what they should and shouldn’t ask, and how to avoid legal pitfalls along the way.

Learning Objectives

  • The latest information about pre-interview questions, what’s acceptable and what is not
  • The top 5 questions interviewers ask and shouldn’t
  • How your phrasing can make all the difference when it comes to dangerous questions
  • How to ask about job and get the information you need without treading into discriminatory questions
  • The subtle dangers of age-related questions, and how to avoid them
  • How to legally ask about information you’ve seen on public social media profiles while staying in compliance
  • How to ask follow-up questions about work accommodations
  • And much more!
About Your Presenter

Spencer Waldron, Esq.
Associate
Fisher & Phillips LLP

Spencer Waldron counsels and defends employers in all areas of labor and employment law. His practice focuses on defending employers in wage and hour class and collective actions, as well as wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, unfair competition, and trade secret lawsuits under federal and California labor and employment laws.

He has represented clients and appeared before multiple governmental agencies, such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Employment Development Department, as well as state and federal courts throughout California. He also counsels employers on various employment related issues such as hiring, termination, strategic restructuring and layoffs, disciplinary issues, medical leaves, and general employment policies and procedures.

About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR / SPHR Re-Certification Credits
All US States: 1
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