Can employers demand to see an employee's or applicant's social-networking profile? To learn the answer to that and related questions, I hope you will join us for a free 90-minute webinar on Thursday, July 12, from 3-4:30 p.m. EDT.
About the Webinar
Recent press reports indicate that many employers are beginning to require job applicants to disclose their login information and passwords in order to access Facebook accounts and other private information contained in various forms of social media. They are doing this in large part out of frustration due to resume fraud, an inability to obtain meaningful references, and concerns over allegations of negligent hiring. These practices raise a number of significant privacy concerns and legal issues. This session will provide a national perspective on issues including:
- Why employers are seeking to obtain this information
- A review of current federal and state laws triggered by these practices
- An overview of proposed federal legislation and state laws being considered around the country
- How this practice may affect your corporate culture and ability to recruit the best and brightest
- Alternative methods for obtaining meaningful applicant information
This timely webinar is sponsored by Employment Law Alliance, the world's largest network of employer's lawyers, with members in all 50 states and 140 countries. Young Conaway is a proud long-time member of the ELA. I'm thrilled to be presenting on this topic again with Steve Hirschfeld, CEO of the ELA and Partner, Curiale Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP, San Francisco, CA. Completing the line-up will be Angela Rud of Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis, MN, and Kara E. Shea, of Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, Nashville, TN.
Because of our affiliation with the ELA, we are able to offer this webinar to blog readers at no cost. To register, visit the webinar's page on the ELA website and enter "Young Conaway" as the referring law firm.
Feel free to share this invitation with as many of your colleagues as you want. Since registration is per site, only one person needs to register if you will be in the same room listening together. If you will be in different offices or locations, each person will need to register. You will listen to the webinar and view the power point slides via your computer; please be sure you are able to do that (instructions for downloading the meeting software will be included in your registration confirmation). A phone option will be available, but you will need to cover any related charges.
I hope you'll be able to join us on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern for what is sure to be an informative webinar on a timely and important topic.