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New Trends and Developments in the Hiring and Onboarding Process

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Produced on September 26, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 33m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Labor & Employment

Course Description

When employers have a need to hire new talent, they are often focused primarily on finding the best candidate to integrate into the business. What many employers fail to realize is the numerous laws and legal requirements that affect the hiring and onboarding process which leaves employers susceptible to discrimination and other claims by prospective employees. 

In this course, Tannenbaum Helpern employment attorneys, Elizabeth E. Schlissel and Andrew P. Yacyshyn, will speak about the latest legal trends and developments sweeping the nation with respect to the hiring and onboarding process and best practices for compliance. They will address certain rules and requirements for conducting background checks, the questions employers should not ask job applicants, legislative trends impacting the hiring process, recent developments with respect to pre-employment drug testing, and more. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify what information employers should not request from prospective employees
  2. Comply with disclosure and authorization requirements for conducting background checks for employment purposes
  3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of pre-employment drug testing
  4. Dissect the intricacies of the legal rules concerning the hiring of employees

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Andrew P. Yacyshyn

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Andrew P. Yacyshyn is an associate in Tannenbaum Helpern's Employment Law and Corporate, Capital Formation and Securities Law practice groups, as well as its Staffing Law practice. Andrew advises clients on various employment matters including wage and hour compliance; allegations and charges of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination; background checks and internal workplace investigations; misclassification of workers; the administration and implementation of employee policies and procedures; and compliance with federal, state, and local employment and labor laws. Andrew reviews and drafts employee handbooks, confidentiality agreements and other restrictive covenants, employment agreements, and separation agreements. Andrew also has experience conducting internal workplace investigations of harassment and discrimination.

In the field of Corporate, Capital Formation and Securities Law, Andrew helps clients negotiate and implement mergers and acquisitions and related transactions, and advises clients on corporate transactions, corporate governance, and business formation. Andrew drafts and prepares stock and asset purchase agreements, merger agreements, operating agreements, and other corporate documents for privately held companies.

Andrew received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2015. During his time at Fordham, Andrew served in Fordham's Consumer Litigation Clinic and was awarded the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award for his efforts. In addition, Andrew held positions in a private litigation law firm and subsequently in New York Life Insurance Company's Office of the General Counsel.

Elizabeth E. Schlissel

Tannenbaum Halpern

Elizabeth Schlissel is an associate in the Tannenbaum Helpern’s Employment Law practice representing clients in employment litigation and other aspects of employment law.

Employment Litigation

Elizabeth represents companies in all facets of employment law including wage and hour issues, discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment, breach of employment contracts and restrictive covenants, harassment and failure to accommodate disabilities in state and federal court. She also represents employers in connection with audits and investigations conducted by the U.S. and New York State Department of Labor.

Employment Counseling

Elizabeth counsels employers and their management team and HR executives in complying with federal, state and local employment laws. Counseling includes advising clients on a daily basis regarding personnel issues, wage and hour compliance, and preventing, investigating and responding to discrimination and sexual harassment complaints. In addition, Elizabeth regularly works with employers reviewing and drafting their employee handbooks and policies.


Terri W.

Very comprehensive. Articulate, effective speakers.

Kelly G.

Very informative!

Bill B.

Question/answer and hypothetical examples were very helpful.

Terrence G.

Excellent program.

Tina H.

Enjoyed the speaks upbeat. The material presented well.


Great presentation. Informative and well done.

Randall B.

Great presentation.

Jeffrey T.

One of the best presentations I've seen on these issues.

Nicholas C.

Thank you!

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