Best Practices For Online Employment Applications

Law360, New York (December 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Online and other computer-based applications are an excellent way for employers to solicit and accept applications from potential employees.

Online applications allow employers to reach a wider applicant pool, keep more accurate records, make more precise hiring decisions and eliminate hand-written, paper applications, which are easy to misplace and are often difficult to read.

Employers with federal contracts must proceed with caution to ensure they comply with the rules and regulations of the Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”).

Even employers without...
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