Overly Quoted on Online Background Checks

02 May 2011 CSO News

Foley Partner Michael Overly was quoted in an article that appeared in CSO on May 2, 2011 titled "Checking Job Candidates' FB Pages Can Come Back to Haunt You, Legal Experts Say." Overly discusses the legal implications that may arise when a company uses social networking and Web search services to conduct background checks of prospective hires. He states that online sources might provide employers with protected information that violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act if it is used in hiring decisions.