My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Washington.
I'm pretty new at hiring as my company is doing its first round of it since I was promoted into management, so while I know there are lots of pitfalls I don't actually know what all of them are. Didn't see this answered anywhere, but I vaguely remember hearing it's an illegal thing to hold against a candidate. We are hiring a few interns and/or contractors for a short-term job, three months in this case. Two questions: 1) are we even allowed to ask during the interview process if they would be amenable to becoming a full time employee at the end of the three months, and 2) if so, are we allowed to use that answer as one of the criteria for deciding whom to hire?
Thanks in advance,