TLNT Webinar

A Legal and Practical View of Privacy and Social Recruiting

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Have you ever wondered whether you are finding out too much information about a candidate, or whether you just might be crossing over into invasion of privacy or violation of various employment laws?  Do you consider whether someone uses marijuana for medical purposes in determining whether a candidate might be the right “fit”?  Have you been hearing more about the Fair Credit Reporting Act and how it implicates recruiting?  Or maybe you have asked someone to grant you access to an otherwise “private” social media site to get just a little more information on a candidate?  Did you feel like you might be crossing a privacy line?

This session will take a look at the legal and practical pitfalls facing recruiters and HR professionals who use social media to source and screen candidates. We’ll discuss:

o   Best practices for screening candidates when using social media to avoid privacy and other legal pitfalls, including:

o   A better understanding of why you should avoid the use of a candidate’s medical or other private information when making sourcing or other hiring decisions.

o   Why you should never ask someone else to give you access to an otherwise “private” social media site (whether a Facebook page or a chatroom).

o   Whether you should consider information relating to a candidate’s violent or abusive on-line behavior?

o   How the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) impacts social recruiting and privacy.

Join our free webinar on Thursday, July 16 for expert practical insight into how far might be too far when using social media to source and screen candidates.

Our speaker, Teresa Thompson, will share her expertise as a litigator and advisor with a special focus on how technology impacts the workplace to throw light on this subject.

Who should attend? If you’ve used, or are thinking about using,  social media to find out more about candidates, this is vital practical information to help you stay on the right side of the privacy line. Join us on Thursday, July 16.

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Presented by:

Teresa Thompson

Teresa is the Chair of Fredrikson & Byron’s Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Group, and an MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist.  Teresa litigates, advises and speaks on the many issues arising from the use of technology in the workplace—including theft and protection of trade secrets and confidential information, employee use of social media and mobile devices, monitoring, data security, and privacy.  She is a founding author of the blog, netWORKed (www.netWORKedlawyers.com).

Michael W. Groebe is a senior counsel and employment attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He regularly represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.Michael W. Groebe is a senior counsel and employment attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He regularly represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.