NJ Closer to Passing Employer Facebook Legislation

By Thomas McKinney

In June of this year, the New Jersey Assembly passed a bill that would prevent employers from requiring employees to their the employer access to their Facebook account. On Thursday, New Jersey ‘s Senate Labor Committee approved a similar piece of legislation making it illegal for an employer to require an employee to Friend the company on Facebook. An employer would be subject to a $1,000 fine for the first offense and $2,500 for each additional offense.

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