A survey conducted by the National Retail Federation predicts that retailers will hire almost 700,000 seasonal workers to meet their needs this holiday season. What’s an HR department to do when faced with the challenge of recruiting, onboarding and training so many new hires?
Answer: Do what you would do for any other new hire. The same laws, regulations and protections generally apply to all employees regardless of how long they are employed.
If you regularly perform background checks, do the same for seasonal hires. Claiming an employee was “just seasonal” is not a defense if you are sued because an employee engaged in inappropriate or unlawful conduct. Keep in mind your (register to read more)obligations under the and similar state laws when taking adverse employment actions based on information contained in a consumer report (that includes background checks) you obtain fr...