Michael Schmidt, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses best practices in Hotel Business Review. This fall season brings with it various employment-related decisions that will be made by hotel employers. For some, the end of the summer and the approach of a new calendar year will prompt the hiring of new employees. For others, the current economic climate will continue to result in corporate downsizing and layoffs. In either case, employers are turning with greater frequency to social networking Web sites as a means of obtaining information on potential and current employees; information beyond what can be readily gleaned from the application process, or from a current employee's performance history.
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