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Legal Obligations Regarding New Employees

You are a HR practitioner in a medium-sized company that will soon be hiring 20 summer interns. You have been directed to provide a briefing for all line managers outlining the legal obligations that your company has to these new employees.

Write a memo that outlines the most important legal requirements that managers must know about when hiring and managing these employees. You may wish to make specific reference to your jurisdiction's laws addressing employment standards, occupational health and safety, and human rights.

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Your company is hiring 20 interns this summer, which may or may not turn in to full time employees. There are several factors that need to be addressed by the different managers when deciding job placements for these new employees. The screening process should focus on several factors to eliminate wasted time due to misplaced personnel quitting or being unable to adequately perform their job tasks.
Several factors should be considered in this process (Cohen& Pfeffer, 1986):
? Technical abilities- does the candidate have the meet the standards for the employers needs based on the intellectual and technical complexity of the job
? Characteristic screening- are hiring standards used to screen for characteristics of reliability and dependability, or in some cases, their ability to fit within the norms and values desired by the company
? Whether there is a maximum age or physical limitation for a specific job
? Whether police records can potentially bar a candidate from certain ...

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You are a HR practitioner in a medium-sized company that will soon be hiring 20 summer interns. You have been directed to provide a briefing for all line managers outlining the legal obligations that your company has to these new employees.

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