Legal and Compliance Executive Search Blog

Law Firm Hiring in 2019 – How to attract and hire the ones you want!

Posted by Mary Alice Kuykendall on Fri, May 31, 2019

With unemployment at a record low, it’s more challenging than ever for law firms to find and hire lateral attorneys.  In this red-hot Texas market, job seekers need to be enticed to leave their current jobs.  We’ve found most of the on-point candidates are ones we've “headhunted”.  Sometimes they are passively in the job market, keeping an eye on job boards or checking-in with us periodically to “test the waters”.  Often, we are starting from scratch.

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Topics: #lawfirmjobs

COMPENSATION CONUNDRUM:  TO DISCLOSE OR NOT DISCLOSE

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Tue, May 14, 2019

 So far, fifteen states have enacted legislation that precludes employers from asking about current compensation from job applicants.   See https://www.hrdive.com/news/salary-history-ban-states-list/516662/.   Texas being a pro-business state, this type of legislation has not been enacted in Texas and was not a topic of discussion in the current legislative session, nor will it likely be in two years when the session meets again.   So, the question for Texas job applicants continues: “Should I disclose my current compensation in a job interview or application”?    

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Topics: legal salary