Category: Hiring & Recruiting

Recruiting is changing at a rapid pace. Some organizations are abandoning traditional methods for social media; some think software can do a better job than people.

EEOC Sues Popeye’s for Failing to Hire Applicant with HIV

A Popeye’s chicken franchise refused to hire a job applicant because he was HIV-positive, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has alleged in a lawsuit. Famous Chicken of Shreveport, LLC, a company that owns several Popeye’s Chicken restaurants, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, the EEOC’s suit alleges. The general manager of a Longview, Texas, […]

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$110K Penalty Shows: Alcoholism is an ADA-protected Condition

Employers, pay heed. A recent court outcome — and hefty monetary award for the employee — reiterate the fact that alcoholism is a disability protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Following a five-day trial a federal jury in Pennsylvania awarded more than $109,000 to a cook whose rights, it found, had been violated when […]

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Contractors Must Implement Hiring Goals for Workers With Disabilities, Veterans

Federal contractors and subcontractors must soon meet a hiring goal for workers with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Aug. 27. New regulations have been finalized that will, among other things, require contractors to ensure that workers with disabilities make up 7 percent of their workforces. In addition to the hiring goal, the rules require that […]

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Employee Who Left Drug Rehab Not Entitled to ADA, FMLA Protections

An employee who abused drugs and then failed to complete a rehabilitation program was not entitled to job protection by the Americans With Disabilities Act or the Family and Medical Leave Act, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. ADA does not protect illegal drug users who are not seeking treatment, and FMLA does […]

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EEOC Says FBI Must Reconsider Special Agent With Vision Impairment

The U.S. Department of Justice discriminated against an individual with a disability in its hiring process, in violation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found. EEOC determined that DOJ ran afoul of the law, which prohibits disability discrimination by entities receiving federal funds, when it rescinded a conditional […]

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Rules Could Require Fed Contractors to Hire a Certain Percentage of Disabled

Federal employers and contractors may soon have new disability regulations to follow, two federal agencies have announced. Both the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have said they will issue new regulations for the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination in hiring and employment practices by the federal government […]

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Mel Kleiman Making Interviewing Meaningful

In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant Mel Kleiman offered tips for hiring eagles and avoiding turkeys. Today, his take on interviewing, plus an introduction to the guide especially for small or even one-person HR departments. Kleiman, from Humetrics, Inc., offered his tips on hiring the best at BLR’s Strategic HR Summit, held recently in Scottsdale, Arizona. During […]

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Questions a Strategic HR Manager Asks Before Hiring

We all want to hire eagles and avoid hiring turkeys, says consultant Mel Kleiman. Unfortunately, he adds, turkeys know how to dress like eagles, and eagles often don’t look like eagles. Kleiman, from Humetrics, Inc., offered his tips on hiring the best at BLR’s Strategic HR Summit, held recently in Scottsdale, Arizona. Turkeys and Eagles […]

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Supreme Court Narrows Scope of ‘Supervisor’ Status in Title VII Discrimination Claims

The term “supervisor” is not to be taken lightly when determining the scope of employer liability in employment discrimination claims, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. On June 24, the court held in a 5-4 decision that an employee is a “supervisor” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act only if he or she […]

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