NJ Governor Signs NJ Employment Bill Banning Bosses from Getting Facebook Passwords

By Thomas McKinney

   Gov. Christie signed a bill today banning employers from forcing workers to disclose user names or passwords to their social media accounts.  The new law fines employers $1,000 for requesting access to a current or potential worker’s accounts on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.  Workers also have the right to sue for money lost if they are not hired or lose their jobs or promotions because of an employer’s inspection of social media sites. The new legislation does not apply to law enforcement agencies.

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