Employee Hiring Practices

6 tips for complying with EEOC guidance when using arrest and conviction records

Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi recently wrote an article, “6 tips for complying with EEOC guidance when using arrest and conviction records,” that discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s April 2012 revision of the Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Right Act of […]

Legislation seeks to ban employer use of employee social media passwords

Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi recently wrote an article, “Legislation seeks to ban employer use of employee social media passwords: Companies could face privacy or discrimination suits for requesting personal log-in information,” that discusses the recent legislative trend seeking to prohibit employers from asking applicants and employees for usernames and passwords to their social media networking […]

Wisconsin Wins offers employers new training program for hiring unemployed individuals

On March 26, 2012, a new pilot program will go into effect for Wisconsin employers that will allow them to give potential new employees a training period before making a final hiring decision. The new law is also designed to help employees who are out of work to receive training for a new job. The […]

2012 Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers now available

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay’s recently published the 2012 edition of the handbook, Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers, is now available. The handbook is a comprehensive resource highlighting the significant employment and labor issues facing Illinois employers. It provides practical and cost-effective advice on avoiding employment and labor-related liability and complying with […]

Jason Tremblay discusses face recognition software in the workplace in SHRM article

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay was interviewed in the article “Face Recognition Technology Might Get Employers in Trouble,” which appeared online in Society for Human Resource Management’s technology section on February 27. In the article, Mr. Tremblay discusses the broad implications and uses of facial-recognition software in the workplace for the hiring process. […]

Jason Tremblay authors Inside Counsel article, “5 ways to protect your company when a key employee departs”

Arnstein & Lehr Partner E. Jason Tremblay authored the article, “5 ways to protect your company when a key employee departs,” which appeared in the January 23 edition of Inside Counsel. In the article, he stresses the importance for all companies to know what steps to take when an employee decides to leave, especially in […]

Improper Use of Criminal Background Information in Making Hiring Decisions Can Land an Employer in Hot Water!

Employers must be mindful of how they use criminal background information in making hiring decisions to avoid liability for failing to hire an applicant. Employers may not simply reject an applicant solely because they have an arrest record and/or “criminal” history. Rather, the employer must consider the impact of a conviction on the particular job. […]

Jason Tremblay authors Inside Counsel article, “7 ways to protect your company when hiring from a competitor”

Arnstein & Lehr Partner E. Jason Tremblay authored the article, “7 ways to protect your company when hiring from a competitor,” which appeared in the January 9 edition of Inside Counsel. In the article Mr. Tremblay recommends, when hiring a competitor’s employee, that a company should take certain steps to reduce the likelihood of being […]