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March 05, 2010
5 Things to Include in the ‘Position Identification’ Portion of Job Descriptions

During the BLR webinar “Job Descriptions: How to Tackle Tricky Drafting Hurdles to Maximize Compliance and Effectiveness,” employment litigator Olivia Goodkin dissected the formal job description and gave five points that should be covered under “Position Identification”:

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  1. Title, job code if any, department
  2. Who the person reports to; who reports to them
  3. Customary hours and work days
  4. Whether the position is exempt versus non-exempt
  5. Compensation

Olivia Goodkin, Esq. is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff where she specializes in liability avoidance and employment-related litigation. She can be reached be via email at

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