NJ Governor Vetoes Social Media Bill — For Now | NJ Employment Law

By Thomas McKinney
Employment Law Governor Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill that prohibits employers from employees and job applicants from providing social media website account information.  The governor said that privacy concerns must be balanced with “an employer’s need to hire appropriate personnel, manage its operations, and safeguard its business assets and proprietary information.”  Governor Christie recommended eliminating provisions in the bill that allow employees to sue for violations of the law and that prevent employers from asking about social media accounts.

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