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MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogs, Twitter and other Online Tools - Screening Candidates/Employees

NCHRA-San Francisco

September 11 - 11, 2009


NCHRA Training Center in San Francisco
425 California Street, Ste 500
San Francisco, CA 94104

NCHRA Members: $130 / General: $165
Join NCHRA for $150 and attend at the member rate

Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants in search engines, and in social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogs and other online sources. Some employers even monitor current employees. However, the use of these sites can present legal risks, including privacy and discrimination issues. Through case studies and viewing Internet sites, you will see how these sites work, what you may find, and the potential legal landmines and practical risks involved. You’ll leave able to:

  • Explain why and how employers, HR and recruiters use the Internet to screen candidates
  • Identify the risks involved—“Isn’t everything on the Web fair game?”
  • Apply discrimination laws and rules to off-duty conduct
  • Uncover best practices for employers, job applicants and college placement offices

Doug Mandell is an expert in the social networking Internet space as well as employment law. Doug recently served as LinkedIn's first General Counsel and member of the Executive Team from 2007 - 2008, a company he has represented since its inception. Since 2001, Doug has served as the founder and managing partner of the Mandell Law Group, PC, a boutique law firm specializing in technology transactions, employment law and outsourced general counsel services.

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and President of Employment Screening Resources, a California-based background screening company. He is the author of, The Safe Hiring Manual--Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace. the first comprehensive book on employment screening. A consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues, Lester is a former deputy District Attorney and criminal defense attorney and has taught criminal law and procedure at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

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