On August 1st, the Illinois Governor made into law H.B. 3782. This new law addresses how a company can use social media websites in the hiring process. The law now prohibits an employer from asking a potential employee for their social networking password, username or other details. Growing in use and importance, social networking is being used more frequently by hiring departments when evaluating a candidate for employment. When using social media websites in the interviewing process, Calculated Risk Advisors urges firms to use caution. It is an important first step to obtain employment practices liability insurance and to seek counsel from a law firm specialized in employment law. Contact us today for additional information on ways to protect your firm from lawsuits.