Labor & Employment Breakfast Briefing: Like or Dislike - Social Media is Changing How Employers Hire and Fire

February 14, 2014 at 7:30am9:30am
University of Louisville - The University Club

200 E. Brandeis Ave

The rise of social media has dramatically changed the way information is acquired and used in the workplace. It’s also affecting the way employers recruit and screen employees. In fact, a recent survey showed that 92 percent of US companies now use social networks when recruiting, with most using the professional site LinkedIn.1 Two-thirds of those companies now also recruit through Facebook and more than 50 percent use Twitter to locate new talent.2 

At our next Labor & Employment Breakfast Briefing, you'll learn how this game-changing trend raises a multitude of new legal issues concerning Human Resource managers.

We'll cover:

    • The advantages and disadvantages of choosing search engines over human recruiters
    • The information that needs to be on an employer's website that was once only on the company’s paper application
    • How social media and internet identity change the way an employer can screen employees
    • What determines “reasonable” background review that can avoid negligent hiring claims
    • What access to personal social media is overly-intrusive to an individual applicant
    • The tension between free association/organizing rights and an employer's ability to discipline workplace-related harassmen

Applications for SHRM, Kentucky CLE and Indiana CLE credit have been submitted.

Lira A. Johnson | Partner
Lira is sought-after by employers for advice on complying with state and federal laws and regulations governing their employees. She represents employee benefit plans and fiduciaries in litigation concerning employer-sponsored health plans and governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 as amended (ERISA).