NJ Social Media Bill Could Prompt Flurry Of Employee Suits
By Joshua Alston
Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT) -- A bill before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie not only would prevent employers from asking job candidates for their social media passwords, but would allow job seekers to sue if companies even asked them if they had such accounts, making it the strictest proposal of its kind and a potential litigation land mine for employers, experts say.
A2878 passed the state's Legislature last week, and if the bill wins Christie's signature, it would make New Jersey the eighth state to pass legislation preventing employers from asking...