David Weisenfeld

About David Weisenfeld

I am the legal editor for the preemployment background check, job advertising, and interviewing and selection content in the recruiting and hiring section of XpertHR USA. Prior to joining XpertHR, I served as US Supreme Court correspondent and editor-in-chief of a nationwide legal news service, as well as co-anchor of the company's newscasts and editor of its employment law product. My work also has appeared in the ABA's Supreme Court Preview, Employee Rights Quarterly, USA Today and The Washington Times.

Some of the topics I cover in the US include:
Employee Background Checks
HR Recruiting

Email : david.weisenfeld@xperthr.com

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Supreme Court’s New Term Features Key Labor and Employment Disputes

Today marks the start of the Supreme Court’s new term. It’s been little more than three months since the Court ended its last term by legalizing same-sex marriage and rebuffing the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
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Attract New Talent While Sidestepping Legal Landmines

Hiring away a competitor’s valued employee can be quite a coup, but also can bring a host of headaches for unwary employers. This is especially true if the new hire signed any sort of restrictive covenant agreement with his or… continue

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How Wearable Technology Will Affect the Workplace

While the much-hyped Google Glass was a colossal failure, that does not mean wearable technology in the workplace is destined to go the way of the Edsel. In fact, some tech experts predict that wearable devices will one day make… continue

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ESPN Reporter’s Rant Shows Perils of Off-Duty Conduct

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is not exactly a household name. But when her cruel comments to a towing company employee went viral, she gained the sort of publicity that her post-game reporting never attracted.
In case you missed it, the… continue

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Employer Outrage Leads Indiana to Amend Controversial Law

When Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in late March allowing any for-profit business to bring a free exercise of religion claim, he had no idea of the uproar that would ensue. Employers such… continue

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Increased Employee Leave Protections Examined in New Podcast

While Congress may be mired in gridlock, the same often does not hold true at the state and municipal levels as evidenced by the growing number of leave laws to protect US employees. Three states—California, Connecticut and Massachusetts—have enacted paid… continue

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Wage Theft Podcast Examines Troubling US Trend

Is wage theft on the rise among employers? Some reports estimate that wage theft is costing US employees billions of dollars per year. The Department of Labor certainly has taken note and stepped up investigations into this issue.
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New Labor and Employment Laws Ring in 2015

 
As the Times Square ball dropped in New York City to ring in the new year, a host of new employment laws across the US took effect. Some of the key developments include a multitude of state minimum wage… continue

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Supreme Court Pregnancy Case Featured in New Podcast

If an employer provides light-duty accommodations for workers injured on the job, must it similarly accommodate pregnant employees? How the US Supreme Court resolves that question could have implications for millions of working women.
My new podcast provides an inside-the-courtroom… continue

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Podcast Examines What Ebola Means for Employers

The Ebola virus has claimed more than 5,000 lives in West Africa. And with a few cases having arisen in the US, this health scare has hit closer to home. But for most Americans, catching the flu is a significantly… continue

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