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March 03, 2010
Four Reasons Employers Should Create Job Descriptions

Liability-avoidance specialist Olivia Goodkin laid out her case for Job Descriptions in her BLR webinar “Job Descriptions: How to Tackle Tricky Drafting Hurdles to Maximize Compliance and Effectiveness.” Ms. Goodkin saw four main advantages to job descriptions:

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  1. They allow businesses to focus on what is really needed and identify qualified applicants.
  2. They assist in the determination of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  3. They help in classification of employee as exempt or non-exempt from overtime laws.
  4. They assist in performance reviews and terminations.

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 via email at

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