Tag: Hiring

Staffing for Scalability

Vince Murdica, chief revenue officer at ThinkHR, discusses what it takes to become scalable and sustainably staff companies through bursts of rapid growth. I’ve seen it in my own career: When companies go through rapid growth — quickly moving from 50 to 100+ employees — things start to get shaky. This period of acceleration can…

Question: When hiring a registered sex offender in Vermont, what notification should an employer provide to its employees? Answer: Employers generally cannot disclose criminal records except as authorized by law. Should the employer hire the candidate, the employer cannot disclose the registered sex offender status to other employees. Given this protection, it is essential that…

Question: Would it be permissible to transfer a long-term part-time employee who is an average to poor performer to another role and replace that position with a full-time employee? Answer: Unless there is an employment contract or collective-bargaining agreement that suggests otherwise, employers do have the ability to set an employee’s work hours and job duties based…

Question: Can you tell me the reason we need to keep the original employment application in the personnel file? Answer: There is no law requiring an employer to keep the employment application on file. Employers that do keep the employment application on file most likely do so because it is a signed document completed by…

Question: Is there a new law in California that restricts an employer’s ability to ask about felony convictions? If so, should we revise our employment application? Answer: California Labor Code § 432.7 already prohibited public and private employers from asking an applicant for employment to disclose information concerning the following: An arrest or detention that…