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February 2014 Tip of the Month: Do You Know the Social Media Account Privacy Laws in your State?

February 18, 2014 by Rebecca Ward

Due to the rapid growth of social media, employers and employees have fought to find a balance between social media and the workplace. Some employers attempted to require employees to provide access to their social media accounts, causing lawmakers to create legislation to ban these practices.

Since 2012, twelve states have passed legislation barring employers from requesting electronic password information, including social media passwords. Currently similar legislation is pending in many other states.

To learn the status of your state’s social media accounts privacy laws, click here.

KPA’s Human Resource Management product helps keep employers compliant with social media laws. For a copy of KPA’s Social Media policy email [email protected].

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