NJ Social Media Law: Balancing Rights And Protections
September 12, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT
Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT) -- New Jersey has now joined the growing list of jurisdictions seeking to regulate the extent to which employers can monitor their workers’ social media presence. Currently, 11 other states — Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Nevada and Washington — have social media privacy laws.
Gov. Chris Christie recently signed the New Jersey measure into law after the Legislature unanimously accepted the governor’s amendments to a bill he conditionally vetoed last May. The law goes into effect on Dec. 1, 2013....