The Hiring Process and the Laws That Govern It

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The Hiring Process and the Laws that govern it

Jeremy Pesek
National American University

Abstract
Human resource departments spend many hours trying to recruit and hire quality employees. This is done by following the laws set forth in the hiring process. This research will benefit an organization to better understand the laws and find quality employees. Making sure they follow these laws and methods they will be able to make the best selection for the ‘fit’ of the company. This will apply to large or small companies. Following a good process and knowing the laws will make for a good fit for both the employer and the employee.

The Hiring Process and the Laws that govern it There are many laws that help regulate the hiring
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This applies to job application procedures, hiring, advancement and discharge of employees, workers ' compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. Covered entity can refer to an employment agency, labor organization, or joint labor-management committee, and is generally an employer engaged in interstate commerce and having 15 or more workers. (Human Resource Management Instructional Materials 2009) The ADA requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for and know disability for people who are qualified to do the job. Although reasonable can be defined differently by different people you should consult with the person for whom you are making these accommodations to help define reasonable. A short section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 noted as Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination by Federal government contractors and subcontractors with contracts of more than $10,000. (Human Resource Management Instructional Materials 2009) Overall the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by Federal agencies, in programs receiving Federal financial assistance, in Federal employment, and in the employment practices of Federal contractors. These standards are the same as the ones used in Title I in the Americans with Disabilities Act spoke about earlier. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008