Recently, workers in New York and other American cities have become very sensitive about their employment rights. While it is wonderful to see people from all walks of life standing up for their rights, employers are having a hard time complying with employment law.
In the vast majority of cases, employers do not mean to violate anyone's rights. The truth of the matter is that employment law has become much more complex than it was in decades past. Busy business owners are struggling to meet their own needs at the same time that they are trying not to violate any laws.
Often, the trouble starts right away with the interview process. Traditionally, job interviews are like Q&A sessions. You, as the employer, ask your candidates a series of questions. The answers they give can guide you in deciding whether to hire a candidate. Unfortunately, questions that were perfectly acceptable in previous eras violate the employment laws of today.
We understand how confusing these issues are to employers. How can you know which questions are off-limits, and which ones are acceptable? Of course, you can invest your time in scouring online government resources for information. Alternatively, you can choose to work with an employment law attorney to ensure you remain compliant.
Working with a lawyer helps you avoid disputes in many different ways. For example, you can learn how to conduct legal job interviews while also ensuring that the work environment you provide remains free of discrimination for your staff.
We encourage all of the state's employers to browse our website's resources to learn more about employment law. Our lawyers also urge you to reach out to us if you need solutions for specific situations.