Stalled NJ Social Media Bill Still Expected To Pass

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 9:32 PM EST) -- New Jersey legislation banning employers from requiring job candidates or current workers to disclose their usernames or passwords for social networking sites has sat in the state Assembly for months following its overwhelming passage in the Senate, but observers still expect the measure to win final approval.

The state Senate in October passed the bill, A2878, in a 38-0 vote in what lawmakers said was an effort to protect the privacy rights of workers in a tough economic climate and advanced technological age.

The legislation headed back to the Assembly — which had approved the measure in a 76-1 vote in...

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