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.