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Avoiding Legal Landmines when Using Facebook, LinkedIn & Other Social Media Websites for Screening

Thompson Interactive Webinar

December 12, 2011


WEBINAR: Avoiding Legal Landmines when Using Facebook, LinkedIn & Other Social Media Websites for Screening

DATE/TIME: Monday, December 12th, 2011, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET

SPEAKER: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)


Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants in search engines, and in social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. However, the use of these sites can present legal risks, including privacy and discrimination issues.

Presented by Lester Rosen, one of the premiere experts in the field of employment screening, this 90-minute interactive webinar will take you through case studies and internet sites, so that you’ll learn—what are the privacy and discrimination concerns when using this information, what you may find, what are the potential legal landmines and practical risks involved, and steps your organization can take to minimize these risks.

Learning Points or Questions to be Answered:

  • Learn why major employers, human resources, and recruiters use search engines and social network sites to screen candidates.
  • What are the risks in using these sites?
  • Isn’t everything on the web fair game since privacy is waived once someone places something on the Internet?
  • How do discrimination laws and rules concerning off-duty conduct apply?
  • Uncover best practices for employers, job applicants, and college placement offices.

Target Audience:

  • Human Resources Professionals.
  • Hiring Managers.
  • In-House Labor and Employment Counsel.
  • Business Managers and Supervisors.
  • Employment Law Attorneys.
  • College/Employment Placement Officers.

Level: All Levels.

Speaker’s Bio:

Attorney Lester S. Rosen is Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a background check company accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) for successfully proving compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide to employment screening, and is a frequent speaker nationwide on due diligence issues. He was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a non-profit trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as first co-chairman.

Before founding Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in the San Francisco Bay area in 1997, Rosen previously served in the Riverside County District Attorney’s office, working on career criminal and homicide prosecutions. Later, in private practice, he specialized in criminal law and his practice has included federal crimes and death penalty cases. He holds the highest attorney rating of A.V. in Martindale-Hubbell. He has qualified and testified in the California Superior Court as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and also served as an adjunct professor of law at Hastings College of the Law. Rosen earned his J.D. from the University of California at Davis School of Law, serving on the school Law Review.

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