What are the items that must be included in a job advertisement for legal purposes

Asked over 3 years ago - Loveland, CO

What are the items that must be included in a job advertisement for legal purposes

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  1. James C Underhill Jr.

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . There are no specific items that you must include in a job advertisement. You may not include in the advertisement anything which violates the law (for example a solicitiation to do something which is a crime), nor may you include in the ad discriminatory intent (discrimination based on race, sex or religion).

    You may want to include, besides a fair description of the job, info on whether its part-time or full-time, salary range, any special skills or training required, etc.

    Its also a good idea to keep a copy of the ad in the same file as the resumes or applications that you receive, and then keep those along with all your other business records for 7 yrs. If you ever have a discrimination complaint, such files can show that you hire fairly based on the resumes received.

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    Good luck. jim
    Jim@NeighborhoodLawOffice. com

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