Employment Decisions and Social Media—What Can an Employer Do?
May 11, February 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Speaker: Larry Besnoff, Esq.
Cyberspace offers great opportunities for employers to obtain information about their applicants and employees. However, use of the information has been fraught with dangers and litigation. In this interactive program, watch screen shots of popular networking sites and learn whether information on the screen disqualifies an applicant for employment. Submit your questions and learn answers to tough issues including: Can employers terminate an employee for posts on a blog? Are employers free to use information on social networking sites as a basis for their employment decisions? How reliable are the data? Can employers limit the type of information that their employees place on their social websites?
- Use by employers of personal information posted online for hiring or firing
- Accuracy of online information: what if it's false?
- Is the information privileged?
- Employers' search of employees' use of social media
- Employer decision making. First Amendment rights
- Disclosure to employees of employer search of social media
Who Should Attend
HR managers and in-house counsel will obtain vital information from this webinar that they can use in personnel decisions.