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Updating Your Employment Application: Top 5 Issues You Need To Address Now

Webinar: ID# 1020363
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About This Course:
Job applications are among the most standard of employment-related forms. A good employment application provides employers with the first glimpse into a candidate's skills and qualifications.

Yet, many employers do not regularly take the time to review and update their employment applications. Outdated applications can be ineffective selection tools and can create risk by containing impermissible inquiries into an applicant's background.

This webinar addresses five key areas to enable organizations to develop effective and compliant job applications. Applications that contain outdated questions or incomplete information have faced increased scrutiny, and often lead to discrimination awards and possible class action exposure. This information is critical for employers so they can ensure compliance in this often overlooked area.

Agenda

Introduction
  • Reasons to Update
  • When to Update
Ensure Appropriate Job Related Inquiries
  • Rationale
  • Direct and Indirect Questions That Can Lead to Issues
Potential Disability Issues
  • Essential Functions of the Job and Possible Accommodations
  • Accommodations for the Interview Process
Teeing up Pre-Employment Inquiries and Tests
  • Criminal or Credit History
  • Medical Exams
Arbitration Agreements
  • Considerations for Inclusion
  • Special Provisions for Enforceability
Paper vs. Electronic
  • Enforceability
  • Record Retention
Conclusion
  • Regularly Review and Revise
  • Ensure Proper Use
About The Presenter

Lara C. de Leon
  • Shareholder in the Orange County, California office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment law, including advice, counseling and litigation
  • Conducts regular seminars on numerous topics on labor and employment law
  • Wrote several publications related to the areas of labor and employment law
  • Licensed to practice law in Texas and California; member of the State Bar of Texas and State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Sections; member of the Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section; member of the American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • J.D. degree, University of Houston Law Center; B.A. degree, University of Texas at Austin
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