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Job descriptions are works in progress … Stay on top of them!

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EEOC logoby Meghann Kantke, Esq.

There’s a good chance that what your employees actually do every day has little in common with what’s written in their job descriptions. That’s a problem. Inaccurate or in­­complete job descriptions can cause legal liability for ­­employers, especially if the EEOC or the De­­part­­ment of Labor comes calling.

Make it a practice to routinely review your job descriptions. It’s a good legal defense, and it will also help you recruit the right employees and manage their performance.

Cover the basics

A job description should contain the title of the position, the title of the person to whom the position reports, an overview of what the work entails and a description of duties and re­­spon­­si­­bil­­i­­ties. They often include qualifications for the position, as well as any necessary physical requirements.

That sounds simple enough, but problems usually arise in the execution.  

Titles can be misleading. Du...(register to read more)

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