David Weisenfeld

About David Weisenfeld

I am the legal editor for the preemployment background check, job advertising, and interviewing and selection content in the recruiting and hiring section of XpertHR USA. Prior to joining XpertHR, I served as US Supreme Court correspondent and editor-in-chief of a nationwide legal news service, as well as co-anchor of the company's newscasts and editor of its employment law product. My work also has appeared in the ABA's Supreme Court Preview, Employee Rights Quarterly, USA Today and The Washington Times.

Some of the topics I cover in the US include:
Employee Background Checks
HR Recruiting

Email : david.weisenfeld@xperthr.com

Author archive | David Weisenfeld

Coronavirus and the New March Madness Rocking Employers

This is normally the time for churning out blogs about March Madness, office pools and the anticipation for the NCAA basketball tournaments. But this year, there will be no tournaments amidst the coronavirus pandemic. And, following the NBA’s announcement Wednesday… continue
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Amazon Shows Downside of Employee Speech Crackdowns

Amazon recently found itself in a PR quagmire of its own making when it threatened to fire at least two employees for speaking publicly about the company’s role on climate change. The employees had spoken to The Washington Post last… continue
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Discussing Kobe Bryant Tragedy at Work: It’s Complicated

The tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others was worldwide news, and it’s little wonder why. From Los Angeles to London, Boston to Beijing and many points elsewhere, fans mourned the… continue
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Decade in Review: Top Supreme Court Rulings Still Affecting Employers

With 2020 upon us, it’s a great week to have fun with biggest of the decade lists – whether they may be movies (Avengers?), sports teams (Patriots?), music artists (Taylor Swift?) or something else. So, it’s in that spirit that… continue
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Top 7 Compliance Changes Facing California Employers in 2020

Besides a plethora of college football bowl games and celebrations, New Year’s Day also always rings in a host of new employment laws taking effect at the state and local levels. And, as is often the case, California is leading… continue
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Flunking Investigations 101 – Houston Astros Show What NOT to Do

The American League Champion Houston Astros had a spectacular season, winning a team record 107 games as they captured the best record in baseball and fell just short of their second World Series title in three years. But an ugly… continue
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How Reverse Mentoring Can Benefit Senior Leaders

Many employees can point to a mentor in their workplace who played a crucial role in advancing their career and showing them the ropes. This mentor typically is a senior, or at least more experienced, employee who selflessly shared his… continue
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2019 Mass Shootings Shed Spotlight on Active Shooter Situations

The pair of mass shootings within 24 hours in El Paso and Dayton are another reminder for employers to revisit whether they are taking every precaution needed to prevent an attack, or be prepared if one happens, in their workplaces.… continue
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Mets Behaving Badly: What to Do When Employees Don’t Apologize

“See you tomorrow.” It seems like the most innocuous of workplace partings you could possibly offer. And yet those words led to a major dustup last month that had some calling for a manager to be fired. After the New… continue
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How Younger Generations Are Shaking Up the Workforce

Generation Z has been described as the most globally aware generation ever. However, since Generation Z refers to individuals born in 1994 or after, you may be wondering how much of an impact could workers this young be having so… continue
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