NJ Panel Approves Social Media Privacy Bill For Workers

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Senate committee on Thursday advanced legislation prohibiting employers from forcing job candidates or current workers to provide their login information for social networking sites like Facebook, despite concerns that the measure could increase legal costs for businesses.

The bills from the Assembly and Senate — which the Senate Labor Committee approved in a 4-0 vote with one abstention — establish civil penalties for violations but also give prospective, current or former employees the right to sue employers for requiring them to provide user...
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