While the following story didn't occur here in the Bay Area, it is not the location that is important about this story. The wage and hour case brought by the Department of Labor, however, most certainly is.
In our last post, we talked about employees who are illegally fired based on profanity or protected speech that they use. Firing someone is more complex than just saying "you're fired" and escorting the individual off the premises. On the other end of the spectrum, hiring a new employee is also more difficult than it may seem. There are many legal topics to consider when a company begins the process of bringing aboard a new employee.