Industry News, social media checks, social media screening

Are Social Media Checks Really Useful for Employers?

The “rise” of social media is over—it's here, and it's here to stay. Of the many ramifications that social media's devel...

Compliance and Legislation, Vermont, social media checks

Vermont Restricts Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

Under newly adopted 21 V.S.A. § 495k (b), an employer may not require, request, or coerce an employee or applicant to do...

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Industry News, social media checks, arkan

Arkansas Amends Social Media Law

The current social media law prohibits employers from requiring, requesting, or suggesting an employee or prospective em...

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Compliance and Legislation, social media checks, Connecticut

Connecticut Passes Social Media Legislation

Public Act 15-6 prohibits any person doing business and has employees from engaging in the following: Request or require...

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Compliance and Legislation, social media checks, Montana

Montana Limits Access to Social Media Accounts

According to House Bill 343, employers and their agents will be prohibited from requiring employees and applicants to: D...

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Compliance and Legislation, social media checks, new hampshire

New Hampshire Restricts Employer Access to Social Media and Electronic Mail

The new Act amends New Hampshire’s Revised Statutes Annotated by inserting §§ 275:71 – 275:73.  Under the new Act, emplo...

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Compliance and Legislation, oklahoma, social media checks

Oklahoma Restricts Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

“Personal online social media account” is defined to mean an online account that is used by an employee or prospective e...

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Compliance and Legislation, louisiana, social media checks

Louisiana Restricts Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

Louisiana House Bill 340 was adopted and sent to Governor Jindal for executive approval on May 15, 2014. This bill, cite...

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Compliance and Legislation, social media checks, Tennessee

Tennessee Restricts Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

The Employee Online Privacy Act applies to anyone that employs one or more employees and includes the state and its poli...

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Compliance and Legislation, new jersey, social media checks

New Jersey Restricts Social Media Access

On August 28, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie approved Assembly Bill 2878 that prohibits employers from obtaini...

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