Susan Eisenberg and Jennifer Taylor Williams wrote an article discussing how a job description can affect litigation. A job description, when properly drafted and updated, can be an invaluable document in litigation of employment claims. On the other hand, an inaccurate or outdated job description can tank a good defense. Job descriptions are documents that employers often draft in haste and, once drafted, are rarely updated. To understand how a job description can affect litigation, consider how they are relevant to two specific situations: wage and hour claims and disability claims.
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