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Recruiting: Federal

Recruiting requirements by state

Authors: Anthony J. Oncidi and Rachel Fischer, Proskauer Rose LLP; Julianne Apostolopoulos, formerly of Proskauer Rose LLP

Summary

  • Employers can recruit applicants for open job positions using a variety of methods, including employee referrals, print advertising, online postings, social media websites, professional organizations and job fairs. See Recruiting Methods and Sources.
  • When advertising for available jobs, employers should avoid using language that discriminates against applicants based on characteristics such as sex, age, disability and employment status. See Advertising Dos and Don'ts.
  • Although social media is a good way to gather information about job applicants, its use can be potentially discriminatory. See Social Media.
  • An employer that wants to hire independent contractors, leased employees or underage workers must comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act to avoid significant liability risks. See Wage and Hour Laws.
  • While federal law prohibits the hiring of illegal aliens, employers may not discriminate based on national origin and must not prevent lawfully authorized workers from applying for a job. See Undocumented Workers.