Arévalo Speaks on Workplace Social Media to HR Professionals

September 13, 2011

Carlos S. Arévalo, a partner with the Crystal Lake-based law firm of Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, spoke at a breakfast meeting of the Stateline Society for Human Resource Management on Sept. 8, 2011, on the legal issues of social media and the workplace. Arévalo’s talk, which took place at the Family Service and Community Mental health Center in McHenry, preceded roundtable discussions.

Titled “Overview and Legal Implications of Social Media and the Workplace – What Every Employer Needs to Know,” Arévalo’s presentation led to discussions that focused on establishing social media programs, setting up social media policies, and using social media to recruit.

To listen to Arévalo’s 28-minute talk, which is synchronized to the presentation slides, hit the play button below. The video can be viewed in full screen mode once the video begins. Arévalo’s social media slide presentation can be downloaded here. For more information about Stateline SHRM, please link to their Web site.

Social media and the Internet have become valuable tools for employers and human resources departments that wish to more effectively research and screen job candidates. Employment lawyers can advise human resources professionals on acceptable practices for using the Internet to screen applicants. Employment attorneys also can assist managers in establishing rules governing employees’ personal use of social media.

Arévalo practices corporate labor and employment law at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, the largest law firm in McHenry County, Illinois. In his work with municipal and local governments, he has handled collective bargaining for the villages of Lake in the Hills and Johnsburg, Illinois. He also practices employment law in such areas as employee termination and discipline, resolving employee grievances, employee benefits and pensions, employee handbooks and policies, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPPA”).

Additionally, Arévalo represents individuals and corporations in court matters involving contractual employment and benefit disputes. He also advocates for individuals and for public and private entities before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and the Illinois Department of Labor. For more details on his professional credentials, please link to Carlos Arévalo’s biography.