How to Maintain a Legal Hiring Process

In 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enacted a series of new laws surrounding discriminatory hiring. We've compiled this ultimate guide on the latest updates, and tips on how you can stay compliant with federal and state laws. 

Included in this eBook: How to frame screening and interview questions in a way that helps you stay on the right side of the law, and what precautions you can take to protect your business from lawsuits. We also share top insights gathered from over 5000 hiring managers on how they keep up to date on regulations.

Workstream EEOC Ultimate Guide eBook 2020 on Maintaining a Legal Hiring Process

Section 1: Federal Laws

In this first section, we explore the various categories of anti-discrimination laws covered by the latest EEOC updates. This includes racial discrimination, skin color discrimination, religious discrimination, sexual discrimination (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age discrimination, disability, and genetic discrimination. 

Included in this section are resources to pre-employment inquiries encompassing race, height & weight, financial information, unemployed status, background checks, religious affiliation or beliefs, citizenship, marital status, number of children, gender, disability, and medical questions & examinations.

We also go through examples of illegal interview questions to avoid and commonly overlooked tips on HR compliance regarding EEOC laws.  

 

Section 2: State Laws

In this section, we explore the latest legal updates to state HR laws and their effective dates, especially surrounding anti-discrimination or harassment regulations. 

Some notable topics include updates to questions you can't ask in an interview, especially surrounding pay equity, salary history, and wage experience. 

The states who have made updates to their hiring discrimination laws include California, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, Washington, Colorado, and New Jersey.

 

Section 3: California State Laws

In this section, we go take a deep dive into the latest updates on California Laws by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

Topics include illegal questions according to the new California HR laws and tips on what to add to your screening and interview questions. 

 

Section 4: Utilizing Workstream in Your Hiring Process

In this section, we share tips on how 5000+ hiring managers have used Workstream to hire faster through our text recruiting tools. 

We also share inside tips on how to help streamline hiring to fill roles in 70% less time through automated job boards, AI-driven candidate screening and engagement, interview scheduling, and digital onboarding. 

 

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