SHRM Interviews Fisher Phillips Partner on Work Opportunity Tax Credit
In SHRM’s coverage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Tampa partner LaKisha Kinsey-Sallis provides insight into the EEOC’s opinion letter that says employers who properly apply for the credit won’t run afoul of federal anti-discrimination laws. She explains that employers seeking the WOTC can ask job applicants to check a box verifying that they fall into one of the covered categories. “Although this would typically be a risky—if not illegal—practice under anti-discrimination laws that generally prohibit you from making these kinds of inquiries, the agency has laid the groundwork to permit such inquiries for this purpose,” she says.
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