Friday, September 13, 2013

Social Media And Its Pitfalls From A Hiring Perspective

This is a well crafted and detailed overview of issues surrounding social media and it's impact on the hiring process.

The employer HR takeaway is to be very careful about how you consider the characteristics of your potential hire. Many traits that you cannot ask a potential hire about are often revealed in a social media site's profile data. You must look past them, or potentially find yourself ensnared by the EEOC or IDHR protected classes.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Employers May Not Legally Ask For Social Network Passwords

While it seems strange that Illinois employers would even consider requesting password access to social networks like Facebook or LinkedIn, it's now illegal to do so in Illinois and several other states.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Illinois Courts Limit Non-Compete Agreements For Recent Employees

New Limits:
  • Adds new 2 year time limit
  • Adds new compensation standard to support a non-compete
This is a major change in Illinois law that moves our state much closer to the California model where Non-Competes are highly restricted in applicability.

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