Please Submit Your Resume, References And Facebook Login

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT) -- There are a number of state and federal bills in the works that look to ban employers from requesting or demanding candidates turn over social media login information as a condition of their employment. While these policies are clearly a hot-button issue, employers are well advised to stay far away from the practice lest they find themselves unnecessarily defending lawsuits for discrimination.

This issue first came to public attention when a Maryland corrections officer was required to provide his Facebook username and password to his employer,...
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