Must I Hire An Ex-Con?

In New York, the answer is no – but only if you consider him or her first. That’s right – an employer must be contemplative – and except in rare circumstances may not simply have an automatic no-ex-con rule. This is because except for a law...

A New I-9 Wrinkle for Employers

The federal I-9 form is required to be completed whenever an employer makes a hire. Its intended use is to verify both the new employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Starting this month, there is a new I-9 form to use. Human resources...

NYC Bans Questions on Salary History

A trend in local policymaking may indicate a positive step for women and minorities in combatting the wage gap as well as a tweak in the hiring process for employers. In November, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an Executive Order prohibiting City agencies...