• Selecting Candidates - Legal Issues


  • The Implications for Career Services of OFCCP’s Changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

     
    New changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 have implications for the hiring and employment of people with disabilities. Section 503 Regulations now require a nationwide aspirational goal of the work force to have 7 percent representation of qualified individuals with disabilities (current employees, applicants, and new hires).
     

    The Implications for Employers of OFCCP’s Changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

     
    New changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 have implications for the hiring and employment of people with disabilities. Section 503 Regulations now require a nationwide aspirational goal of the work force to have 7 percent representation of qualified individuals with disabilities (current employees, applicants, and new hires).
     

    A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring

     

    Staff members in career services, admissions, development, alumni relations, and you, the faculty, have a direct investment in their achievement. The role you play in the employment process complements the role played by career services. Occasionally, however, helping students in their job searches can result in unanticipated illegal or unethical actions.


     

    Legal Issues: Background Checks

     

    Employers use background checks to determine if an individual is suitable for a position within the organization. Recently, however, employers have been running into significant roadblocks in the use and application of background checks, and some are now being challenged in the courts for conducting background checks on potential applicants.


     

    Legal Issues: Prescreening Candidates for Employers

     
    If the career center or faculty prescreen candidates, they are, in effect, acting as an employment agency, and the relevant laws that apply to an agency would apply to the career center or faculty member.
     

Selecting Candidates - Legal Issues