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Are You Creating Legal Liability When You Hire Or Recruit Online? - COVID -19 Special

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The topic is also scheduled as live webinar on the following dates

Oct 29, 2021 | 02:30 PM EDT Register


  • Title VII prohibitions
    1 mins
  • Discrimination
    11 mins
  • Reasons for screening job candidate's public Social Media Profiles
    16 mins
  • Gender discrimination
    26 mins
  • Potential pitfalls of using LinkedIn for hiring
    31 mins
  • Accommodating for the employees with ADA issues
    39 mins
  • COVID-19 Laying off discrimination
    41 mins

Course Description

When starting the recruiting process, it is important to be aware of certain legal issues in order to minimize risk. Job postings, interview questions, checking references and making job offers all need to be done in a way that meets legal requirements. In the world of social distancing, are you now Googling an applicant before an interview? Do you check out their social media profile? Do you review all recruiter ads before they are posted online when you try to hire someone? Do you even know what to look for to determine if the ad is illegal? 

These actions can expose your employer to a lawsuit. Most business owners and HR professionals do not have legal counsel review recruiting ads, so you must know how to spot an illegal recruiting ad. In the post COVID world, most employers Google an applicant but fail to realize just how this action can cost their employer $100k.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to incorporate limitations when posting vacancies online and on social media.
  • Learn how to avoid making common errors when reviewing an applicant's social media profiles.
  • Learn examples of how employers create expensive liability when they ignore the advice in this webinar.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Certified Payroll Manager
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Tax Firm
  • Young CPA