Employment Law: What to do & not to do when hiring staff in NY

Reina Boaz, Esq., Managing Attorney of RBL Partners, authored a Guidebook for Employers, covering advice on what to do and what not to do when hiring staff in the State of New York. The Guidebook was published on the JETRO official website (in Japanese) last month, available at:


Below is an excerpt of Chapter 2 of the Guidebook listing Job Interview Questions that employers should avoid.

  • What is your native language?
  • Do you smoke or drink?
  • Have you had any recent illnesses or operations?
  • How far is your commute? Do you live close by?
  • Do you have kids?
  • What do you think of office-dating?
  • When did you get married? Do you have any plans to have child in the future?
  • How do you feel about supervising men/women?
  • How much longer do you plan to work before retirement?
  • Are you married? What is your maiden name?
  • How old are you? How long have you been working?
  • Have you ever been arrested?
  • Do you belong to any organizations? What Church do you belong to?
  • Do you have outstanding debt?
  • Do you have a car?

Employers with any questions about the topics discussed above can contact RBL PARTNERS for further information.

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