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

Webinar with Thompson Interactive

January 11, 2011


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

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM PT)


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: 

Lester S. Rosen is President and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the top employment screening firm in the U.S. according to a report prepared by the Intellectual Capital Group. The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) formally recognizes Employment Screening Resources as BSCC Accredited by successfully proving compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP).

Les previously served in the Riverside County District Attorneys 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.

Les is a frequent presenter on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He has qualified and testified in the California Superior Court as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. He is the author of The Safe Hiring Manual-The Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists out of the Workplace. He has also served as an adjunct professor of law at Hastings College of the Law.
Les earned his J.D. from the University of California at Davis School of Law, serving on the school Law Review.

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