Refilling a recently laid off position
If you layoff an employee for lack or work, is there any type of legal requirement that would prevent the employer from refilling the position with someone else if things pick up? Is there a time limit that must be followed to reopen the position? A couple of employees were laid off from various departments about a week ago and now one of the hiring managers wants to refill one of the positions again but wants to search for new candidates instead of contacting the person who was laid off. Could this be a problem? I am very hesitant to post the position. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Your advice would be appreciated as I have never dealt with this type of situation before.