On August 1st, the Illinois Governor signed H.B. 3782 into law. The bill addresses the use of social networking sites in the hiring process and prohibits an employer from asking a potential employee for their social networking information. Social networking is becoming an important factor to consider in the hiring process. ProtectLawyers.com urges company to be careful when using social media websites in the interviewing process. To protect a firm, it is important to obtain employment practices liability insurance and counsel from a law firm specialized in employment law. Contact us today for additional information on ways to protect your firm from lawsuits.