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Eight short questions, eight short answers. The questions, most of them legal, are below. The answers and explanations will provided to you for my hourly fee, payable in full within seven days of today. Just kidding! Answers will be in the ERE Daily newsletter (sign up free if you haven’t) next week. They won’t be online for non-subscribers. This is based on my experience with tens of thousands... (more...)

In a blog post Saturday, LinkedIn denied charges in a federal lawsuit that it hacked into users’ email accounts collecting addresses of their contacts in order to send them marketing messages. “Quite simply, this is not true,” writes Blake Lawit, senior director, litigation at LinkedIn. He was responding to a class action suit filed last week that alleges LinkedIn accessed users’... (more...)

In a blog post Saturday, LinkedIn denied charges in a federal lawsuit that it hacked into users email accounts collecting addresses of their contacts in order to send them marketing messages. “Quite simply, this is not true,” writes Blake Lawit, senior director, litigation at LinkedIn. He was responding to a class action suit filed last week that alleges LinkedIn accessed users’ Gmail,... (more...)

A rapidly changing legal landscape is making the application, interview and screening processes increasingly complicated – and potentially dangerous for employers, which includes staffing firms and may also include recruiters working on a client search. Here are the top five legal hazards in hiring and background screening that turned up during the first half of 2013: 1. EEOC Guidance and the Use... (more...)

What’s the difference between the recruiting industry and North Korea? North Korea has a lobbyist in Washington. So does Ultimate Fighting. But no lobbying firm represents recruiting interests in Washington. This means that we are unable to influence things like the immigration bill or anything that directly benefits us. Lobbyists exist to get Congress to pass or change laws that benefit particular... (more...)

Last year I did some work for a large company that decided it would not hire anyone who was unemployed. It would automatically reject any candidate who had been unemployed even for a day. As I’ve learned, this attitude toward candidates is pervasive — many employers seem to have concluded that the long-term jobless are damaged goods. (more…)  Read More →

Russian prosecutors announced Tuesday that 215 nonprofits working in the country have violated a recently passed law that places heavy restrictions on outside organizations. Russia passed a law in November that, among other restrictions, requires organizations to register as “foreign agents” if they receive financing from overseas and are deemed to be engaging in political activities. According... (more...)

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Jeff Allen offers you a tip about what you should do to ensure you never miss out — or get beat out — of your well-earned fee. What Client Says: We’ll pay you that percentage of the candidate’s first monthly paycheck. How Client Pays: (more…) About the author: More than thirty-five years ago, Jeffrey G. Allen, J.D., C.P.C. turned a decade of recruiting... (more...)

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Jeff Allen offers you a tip about what you should do to ensure you never miss out — or get beat out — of your well-earned fee. What Client Says: The fee’s too high. How Client Pays: (more…) About the author: More than thirty-five years ago, Jeffrey G. Allen, J.D., C.P.C. turned a decade of recruiting and human resources management into the legal specialty... (more...)

TheLadders is being sued in New York federal court in a class-action consumer lawsuit alleging that for years it falsely claimed it offered only high-paying jobs. Brought by an Arkansas woman representing perhaps as many as a million customers of the job board, the suit says: From its inception until September, 2011, TheLadders scammed its customers into paying for its job board service by misrepresenting... (more...)