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To Ask, or Not to Ask? Legal alternatives to illegal interview questions

Most hiring managers would love to ask revealing (although, unfortunately, illegal) questions when interviewing job candidates. But as we all know, asking improper interview questions can lead to discrimination or wrongful-discharge lawsuits. So how do you get the information you need without putting your company at risk?

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Using Social Networking Sites for Hiring May Lead to Discrimination Claims

Statistics show that 35 percent of adult Internet users have profiles on at least one social networking site, 75 percent of job recruiters use the Internet as part of the screening process and 25 percent have eliminated candidates based on information found. In addition, the information obtained may not be accurate. However, these sites may contain mistakes or exaggerations or may be maliciously planted.

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Protected Groups: A Guide for Managers

Understanding who is protected--and how--is critical to your hiring and management policies. Before you make another hire, be sure to review the Managers Guide for Protected Groups.

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Seven Costly Legal Myths About Managing Independent Contractors

In an effort to trim labor expenses, many businesses have cut costs by replacing employees with independent contractors. Some savings are certain--employers don't pay employment taxes to the IRS or benefits to these workers. But with independent contractors, the risks, and the hidden costs, may reduce or even wipe out the savings!

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