Employers use different employment tests and screening techniques to select employees that better fit certain jobs. Besides notoriously famous polygraph test which can be legally used only in limited number of special cases and the widely used Reid Report there are thousands of various tests that can be administered by employers to narrow down the pool of their potential and current employees. There are general “honesty tests” and more specific ability, performance and certain skills test. However, the question is: how far can the testing go? What kind of questions are allowed and not allowed? First of all, the tests should comply with the federal anti-discrimination laws. Title VII of […]
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Immigration to the USA is usually a complicated and long process. Sometimes you will need an immigration attorney right from the very beginning in order to understand whether you are qualified and what your chances are. Your next step, when you are already here, would be to look for a job. This is also a painstaking process that may take months. You will dramatically increase your chances, if you get acquainted with some basics of the US immigration and employment law.
This site aims at helping you better understand major immigration and employment rules and trends in the USA and the State of New York.
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- BFOQ Defense against Claims of Discrimination in the Workplace
- BFOQ and Gender Discrimination – Dothard v. Rawlinson, 433 U.S. 321 (1977)
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