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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Employment Interviews

Volume 3 . Chapter 8, Part 5 . § 8-26
Key Point 8-26 Many employers interview applicants for employment. There are several state and federal laws that regulate the kinds of questions that may be asked.

A. In General

It is common for employers to interview applicants for employment in addition to having them complete a written application. This practice provides the employer with an opportunity to assess applicants' suitability for a particular position. Church leaders should understand that several state and federal laws may restrict the kinds of questions that may be asked during an employment interview.

Employers are legally entitled to ask questions that will help them determine if an applicant meets the requirements for a job. But, certain questions are not relevant to an applicant's ...

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