Do You Research Job Candidates on Social Media Before Hiring? If so, You Need to Read This!

According to the Ohio State Bar Association, 91 percent of employers use social media when making a hiring decision. Social media is a touchy subject when it comes to employees and job candidates. The presence of social media in the workplace has quickly grown, however, government regulation on employer access to social media has not evolved as fast.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP, an international law firm with a special expertise in employment law, created a Social Media Privacy Legislation reference guide to help clear up any confusion. This guide provides employers with a valuable resource to help better understand:

  • Various states’ new social media privacy laws
  • What is prohibited, what is allowed and, the remedies for violations
  • Implications of the legislation
  • Best practices to help companies navigate legal challenges

social-mediaLearn more about risks of using social media to vet potential candidates. Click to read The Facebook Background Check from the Ohio State Bar Association.

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