** Update – This law was not signed yet by the Governor. The Star-Ledger and NJ.com reported that it had been signed into law in error. We would like to thank Evan Shenkman for bringing this to our attention. It is nice to know that someone is reading our blog! We will let you know as soon as this bill is signed.
New Jersey enacted a law on December 7 that forbids employers from requiring job applicants and current employees to reveal their passwords to social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. The law requires companies who violate the law to pay lost wages and an employee’s attorneys’ fees. New Jersey is the third state, following Maryland and Illinois, to protect employees from this invasion of privacy.