Written by Ian A. Wright If the intersection of social networking and workplace privacy laws piques your attention, you may find an article written by my colleague Michael Frankel particularly interesting. He writes about a recent case, Pecile v. Titan Capital Group, LLC out of New York, where the court refused to grant the defendants’ request… Continue Reading
In honor of National Data Privacy Day, we provide the following “Top 14 for 2014.” While the list is by no means exhaustive, it does provide critical areas businesses will need to consider in 2014. Location Based Tracking. As the utilization of GPS enable devices becomes more and more prevalent, employers are often faced with… Continue Reading
Written by Lillian Moon The Florida Senate is considering joining a multitude of states which have banned employers from requesting or requiring access to current or prospective employees’ social media accounts. Senate Bill SB198, entitled “An Act Relating to Social Media Privacy,” would prohibit employers from requiring or requesting access to employee or applicant social… Continue Reading
Jackson Lewis Special Report on Social Media in the Workplace.
Another state limits employers’ rights to access employee and applicant social media account information.
More states pass laws limiting access by employers to the social media accounts of applicants and employees
Add New Mexico to the list of states with social medica privacy laws
Michigan becomes fourth state to enact law banning employers from requiring access to employees’/applicants’ social media accounts
New Jersey may become fourth state, following Maryland, Illinois and California, to place limits on employers’ ability to access the social media accounts of employees and applicants.
And then there were three… Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown made his state the third in the union, following Maryland and Illinois, to limit access to employees and students’ social media accounts
California moves one step closer to becoming third state to significantly limit when employers could ask employees and job applicants for social media passwords and account information
Illinois becomes second state to prohibit employers from demanding social media passwords from employees and applicants
Illinois next in the line of states seeking to prohibit employers from asking employees and applicants for their Facebook and other social media passwords.
California Assembly moves bill (voting 73-0) that would make California the second state behind Maryland to prohibit employers from demanding social media passwords.
New Maryland law prohibits employers from demanding access to Facebook or other on line accounts of employees and applicants
Written by Richard Greenberg UPDATE – Newly enacted Maryland law prohibits employers from demanding access to Facebook or other on line accounts of employees and applicants. In this space we have frequently discussed social media issues ranging from legal considerations in policy development, to employers’ legal and practical risks attendant to reviewing job applicants’ social media… Continue Reading