Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ALM Webinar: Web 2.0: Hiring and Firing Decisions Based on Social Media Postings

This looks like a pretty interesting webinar considering all the litigation lately surrounding social networking websites. Here is a description of the webinar:
Are employers free to use information placed on social networking sites as a basis for hiring and firing decisions? Is an employer's failure to use online information grounds for a claim of negligent hiring or retention?

In this lively, interactive presentation, a leading expert discusses how far employers can go in using personal details gleaned from the Internet in employment decisions' and the potential pitfalls. Topics include:

-What are the rules regarding employers' use of personal data posted online?
How reliable are the data? What if the information is inaccurate? Is any of this information privileged?
-Can employers search employees' usage of social networking sites?
What happens when an employee's first amendment rights conflict with an employer's interests?
-Must applicants be told that the employer will Google all applicants?

This Webinar addresses these and other vital legal and practical questions. It's a must for employment lawyers, executives, and human resources professionals who need to stay on top of the latest developments.

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