The increasing presence of federal, state and local regulations in the area of Fair Employment Practices requires small businesses to examine carefully their employment policies and practices. This paper examines major federal FEP regulations in terms of both their applicability and impact on small business organizations. Specific attention is focused on: the identification of major FEP regulations, the concept of discrimination, and the effect of FEP regulations on small business employee recruitment and selection practices. In addition, recommendations are presented to assist small business firms avoid the overt and inherent discriminatory employment practices identified and prohibited by numerous judicial and administrative rulings.
American Journal of Small Business – SAGE
Published: Jan 1, 1979