Now that many remodelers are ramping up again and hiring new employees, it's worth a refresher on appropriate/inappropriate questions to ask and comments to make regarding age, race, abilities, police record, etc., when interviewing a job applicant. Sometimes the distinction between what's permitted and what's not comes down to subtleties in how you pose the question. In other instances—such as asking about previous arrests—the questions are completely off limits. Los Angeles employment/labor attorney Travis M. Gemoets offers guidance on the basics of what's acceptable and what's not during the interviewing process.

This article originally appeared in BUILDER, a sister publication to REMODELING.