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Hiring Practices and Social Networks

Hiring Practices and Social Networks
August 2, 2012 tfirestine

On August 1st, the Governor of Illinois signed into law H.B. 3782.  This bill makes it unlawful for an employer to ask for the username, password or any account details of a social networking site from a prospective employee.  Social media and social networking is a quickly evolving field and the laws are ever-changing to keep up.

Calculated Risk Advisors explains that a company must be careful how it uses social networking websites in the hiring process.  Obtaining Employment practices liability insurance and counsel from a labor law attorney are two necessities to navigate the hiring environment today.  Contact us today for additional information on ways to protect your organization from lawsuits.