Just Ask Jeff: You didn't obtain approval from the human resources department.

  By Jeffrey G. Allen  |    Tue Jul 22, 2014

Category: Legal, Recruiting

What Client Says: You didn't obtain approval from the human resources department. How Client Pays: This is a variation of the "preferred list" nonsense. Usually there's something buried in a human resources policy manual that reads like: All employment agencies and executive recruiters shall be referred to the human resources department for approval as...

What Client Says: The delay was too long from your referral to the hire.

  By Jeffrey G. Allen  |    Thu Aug 01, 2013

Category: Expert Advice, Legal

How Client Pays: The average delay from referral of a candidate to hire is 98 days. You probably think it's 30 days. I did when I was a recruiter. But as an HR manager, I learned the truth. You think it’s so short because you're unaware of those back-door hires. The...

Let's say it's a two-part agreement. The first part is the initial payment (deposit) upon commencing the search. The amounts vary widely (from a nominal expense advance to half the projected contingency fee). The second part is usually the contingency-fee

  By Anonymous  |    Thu Dec 27, 2012

Category: Expert Advice, Legal

Let's say it's a two-part agreement. The first part is the initial payment (deposit) upon commencing the search. The amounts vary widely (from a nominal expense advance to half the projected contingency fee). The second part is usually the contingency-fee balance computed when the placement is made. (Three-parters with an...

Since your fee schedule wasn't signed by us, we don't owe you anything.

  By Jeffrey G. Allen  |    Thu Dec 27, 2012

Category: Expert Advice, Legal

Ve-r-r-ry fast, if you know the law! It's truly amazing how many employer lawyers attempt to use the ancient statute of frauds to shoehorn a contingency-fee arrangement into a contract that must be in writing and signed by the party to be charged (the client). The common law (original judge-made law) evolved...

Hurricane Sandy Whips up Wage and Hour Issues for Employers

  By Anonymous  |    Tue Nov 20, 2012

Category: Legal

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and its devastating effects on workers and the business community, many employers are left wondering about their employee payroll obligations when natural disasters cause workplace disruptions or closures. Below is a brief overview of certain key wage and hour issues that employers should consider...

National Labor Relations Board - Challenging At-Will Employment

  By Diane J. Geller  |    Mon Nov 05, 2012

Category: Expert Advice, Legal

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which is the federal administrative agency that is tasked with the enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act continues to send clear signals to employers that they are aggressively pursuing the protection of employees’ rights to engage in protected concerted activity. The NLRA applies...

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