Long gone are the days of basic job descriptions, ones in which the title of the position was essentially reworded and embellished, giving little effort to the process. Now, job descriptions serve as the initial impression companies make on jobseekers and reflect the brand. Therefore, appropriate time and careful thought should be dedicated to creating […]
Job descriptions are important for several reasons, including providing evidence of the exempt nature of positions classified as exempt under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This article discusses ways of emphasizing the “exemptness” of positions classified as exempt under the FLSA’s executive and the administrative exemptions.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an employee who is a qualified individual with a disability may not be subjected to discrimination or an adverse employment action on the basis of her disability. The ADA, however, does not prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to be able to perform the essential functions of her job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.
Can’t we deal with job descriptions later? No, you need lean, practical job descriptions that accurately reflect essential job duties, says BLR’s California Employment Law Letter. They serve an important, if not necessary, function in virtually every significant employment decision businesses make.