Hiring Process

The hiring process involves a number of legal issues, based primarily on federal equal employment opportunity laws and state codes. Just as employers may not discriminate against current employees, for example, they also are prohibited from such bias during the hiring process. For instance, employers may not ask female job applicants if they plan to have children. The question would be irrelevant to the job and may be used to disqualify the candidate. It's also important to understand the legal differences between an "employee" and an "independent contractor," since these classifications are not always used correctly.