The Legality of Online Screening

When making hiring or employment decisions, employers need to use use all the data available to them. But as the scope of accessible information expands, so does the potential for liability. Fama met with Pam Devata, one of the leading employment attorneys in the U.S., to talk about the impact of social media on background checks and help employers ensure full legal compliance in this rapidly changing area of employment law.

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  • Best practices for social media and online screening
  • What your third-party screening vendor should know
  • How to use publicly available online information in the hiring process.

About Pam Devata Pam

Devata is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, and is one of the nation’s leading voices on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws affecting employment background screening. She counsels both employers and providers of background information (resellers and consumer reporting agencies) on compliance requirements under the FCRA and related state laws. Ms. Devata is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.