NH Legislature Restricts Employer Access to Employee’s Personal Social Media

NH Legislature Restricts Employer Access to Employee’s Personal Social Media

The New Hampshire Legislature passed HB 1407 which will prohibit employers from obtaining an employee’s personal
social media account user name and password. The bill passed both the House and the Senate. The governor is expected to sign it into law.

This bill applies to both employees and prospective employees for employment. HB 1407 does not prevent an employer from monitoring company equipment and email, adopting workplace policies on the use of employer property (including Internet use, social networking site use or electronic mail use), or requesting disclosure of login information where the social media account is paid for by the employer or provided to employee as part of employment relationship.

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