Video: When do you need to pay a job candidate?

Video Transcript:

Hi. Today I want to talk about an area of employment law that quite frankly most employers really do not understand. There are times that a candidate during the interview process needs to be paid… usually comes as a shock. There are certain industries where, during the interview process, if the candidate is performing work to test their skills, for example, where the employer benefits economically, that candidate needs to get paid. For example, a chef: if a restaurant is interviewing various chefs oftentimes they have the chef cooking a meal. If that meal is being cooked and then served to the customer who pays for that meal, most likely that chef needs to be paid for their time. Or, a dental hygienist: if during the interview process they’re working on a patient, who then pays for that service, that dental hygienist needs to be paid. So remember, the key on whether to pay a candidate during the interview process, is whether the employer has economically benefited. I’m Andrew Singer, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt.

In this HRMinute video, Tannenbaum Helpern's employment attorney Andrew Singer discusses when a company needs to pay a job candidate.

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02.08.2019  |  PUBLICATION: HRMinute  |  TOPICS: Employment

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