We're in the midst of snake-has-swallowed-its-own-tail time.
The recession's in full effect, and nobody's hiring because there are no jobs. It's made for a hirer's market, which could inadvertently put bosses in a position to accidentally engage in illegal or unfair hiring practices. For example, a lot of people have lost their jobs, but it's potentially discrimination to not hire someone simply because they're unemployed. (Unfair though that may be, it isn't illegal... yet.)
The always fantastic chicagoemploymentattorneysblog.com has three handy tips in a recent post to assure your hiring's on the up and up:
You can read the full post here.