What’s Your Site? Social Media in the Hiring Process

SHRM 2013 Talent Management Conference
What’s Your Site? Social Media in the Hiring Process
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Workplace Application: Learn the legal implications of using social media sites as part of your recruiting process, as well as the potential risks associated with their use with respect to current employees.

The digital age provides access to a great deal of information about employees as well as applicants. Employers are now using social networking websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, to aid in the employment process. While the information may be beneficial, accessing an employee's or applicant's web page does not come without risk. This session will examine the risks of using these sites in light of significant legal changes, as well as the potential exposure to liability under federal and state discrimination laws, invasion of privacy laws and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Michael S. Cohen, J.D.

Michael S.
Cohen, J.D.

Michael S. Cohen is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris’ Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group. Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling. He has trained and counseled employers throughout the country on subjects including harassment prevention; workplace diversity; discipline and discharge; hiring and recruiting practices; FMLA, ADA and FLSA compliance; and others. He has conducted nearly 300 trainings in each of the past two years. Michael also has represented clients throughout the country in EEO and other administrative proceedings. Michael has been cited as a national authority on employment issues by The New York Times, The Associated Press, USA Today, MSNBC.com, HR Magazine, SHRM On-Line, Employment Law 360, and many other publications. Michael is a 1997 magna cum laude graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

South Pacific Ballroom AB
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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