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Are employer ‘LinkedIn parties’ legal?

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Employee groups have recently raised questions about a new employer tactic to gather names and contact information for potential job prospects. At so-called “LinkedIn parties,” employees are required to hand over contact info of people from their social media world that may be a good fit at the company. The practice is popular among companies that are hungry for tech talent.

While the practice isn’t specifically illegal, it is leaving some employees uncomfortable. Check with your attorney before asking workers to open their social media for referrals.

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