Friday, April 26, 2013

Employers May Not Sleuth Employees Personal Social Media in California

Under new California law, employers may no longer require or request employees or applicants to: (1) disclose a username or password to access their personal social media; (2) access their personal social media in an employer’s presence; or (3) divulge any personal social media. 

Employers now may not discharge, discipline, threaten to discharge or discipline, or otherwise retaliate against an employee or applicant for not complying with an employer’s request or demand that violates the above law.