Social Networking Websites: Employment Law Pitfalls
Avoiding Discrimination, Violation of Privacy, and Fair Credit Reporting Act Claims
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will examine the legal risks of using information obtained from social networking websites in making employment decisions. The panel will outline best practices for employers and their counsel to minimize liability exposure.
- Current legal trends
- Risks of using social networking websites in employment decisions
- Privacy concerns
- Fair credit reporting laws
- Off-duty conduct statutes
- Union collective bargaining agreements
- Best practices to minimize litigation risks
- Develop written policies on what information can be collected and used
- Enforce policies consistently and uniformly
- Train managers, supervisors and employees on company policy
- Considerations when using recruiters in hiring — joint employer liability
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What information from social networking websites can employers legally use when making employment decisions?
- How can businesses balance their duty to conduct due diligence background checks on applicants and employees against their duty not to discriminate in employment decisions?
- What are the best practices for companies to develop and implement policies regarding the use of social networking sites in employment decisions?
Marcia N. Jackson
Her practice includes employment and labor law, counseling, training and internal investigations. She assists... | Read More
Her practice includes employment and labor law, counseling, training and internal investigations. She assists clients in avoiding litigation through regular training, policy updates and implementation. She also handles FLSA wage and hour collective actions and class action discrimination lawsuits filed under Title VII.Close
Wayne E. Pinkstone
He focuses his practice in labor and employment matters with significant experience in assisting in-house counsel,... | Read More
He focuses his practice in labor and employment matters with significant experience in assisting in-house counsel, human resources executives and company officials in identifying and solving workplace legal issues. His clients include employers in the health care, manufacturing, service, retail, technology and financial industries. He also defends employers in wage and hour collective actions.Close
Christopher J. Murphy
His experience includes the defense of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, drafting employment... | Read More
His experience includes the defense of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, drafting employment contracts and separation agreements, disputes concerning restrictive covenants and trade secret issues, drafting employee handbooks and personnel policies, unemployment and workers’ compensation claims, and counseling employers on issues affecting the employment relationship.Close
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