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Interviews: What’s Illegal to Ask?

Federal and state laws generally require employers to limit their interview questions to those that are essential for determining if a...

What is FMLA?

Answer from Kara, JD, SPHR: FMLA is short for the Family and Medical Leave Act, a federal law that provides employees with unpaid, job...

Inconsistent Discipline

Answer from Kelley, PHR: The most risk-averse approach would be to terminate this employee as well. Any time you deviate from consistent...

Can we deny vacation requests?

Answer from Jenny, SPHR, SHRM-SCP: In general, yes. But you should have—and document—a legitimate business reason for doing so. Denying...

What is age discrimination?

Answer from Kyle, PHR: Age discrimination (sometimes called ageism) means treating people less favorably because of their age. In the...