By Robert A. Fisher, James M. Hlawek, and Christopher W. Kelleher

Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that the failure to grant a lateral transfer may be the basis of a discrimination claim under Massachusetts anti-discrimination law where an employee can show there are material differences

By John P. Phillips

Seyfarth Synopsis: For several years now, employers and the EEOC have been at odds over whether employers must automatically reassign a disabled employee to an open position as a reasonable accommodation, or whether employers can maintain a policy of hiring the most-qualified individual for the position, by requiring a disabled

By Esther Slater McDonald

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York Court of Appeals’ ruling on questions regarding the use of criminal convictions in hiring will impact employers and may impact the background screening industry, the temporary staffing industry, and other businesses requiring its affiliates or contractors to adhere to certain criminal history guidelines.

In Griffin

By Sara Eber

Great, you think, I selected a great candidate for the job – now she just has to fill out some paperwork, take a routine drug test, and she’ll be ready to start.

Your new hire reports for her test and receives a cup for her urine sample.  She seems anxious and takes

By Condon McGlothlen

On September 4, 2013, we began our review of hiring tests and the associated legal risks.   Today, the conclusion . . . .

How and How Not to Test

The key to any good hiring (or other employment) test is the connection between success on the test and success on the job. 

By Condon McGlothlen

Hiring figures from the Administration and payroll company ADP, together with U.S. economic measures more generally, show a slow but steady climb back from the economic depths of 2009.  This has resulted in some companies at last have money to spend; some are spending it by hiring new workers.  This two-part article