Posted By on December 7, 2015 at 11:04 am
New Mexico recently became the latest state to prohibit employer access to social media accounts when S.B. 371 was signed into law. The law prohibits employers from requesting a password or otherwise demanding access to a job applicant’s social media account. Interestingly, the bill does not prohibit employers from asking for passwords from current employees. Under the law, employers are allowed to obtain information about a prospective employee that is available in the public domain. The law takes effect June 14, 2013.
Posted Under: Social Media Screening and Monitoring