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UPDATE: Social Media Law Vetoed in New Jersey

May 08, 2013
Client Alert
We recently reported on the latest wave of laws restricting employer access to employee social media accounts. This week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed what was largely considered the harshest of such laws. 

Gov. Christie recommended amendments that would allow future drafts of the law to avoid his veto, however. He recommended deletion of the prohibition against requesting disclosure of even the existence of a social media account and deletion of a provision authorizing a private civil action under the law. Gov. Christie also recommended including a specific authorization allowing employers to investigate compliance with applicable laws, employee misconduct, or inappropriate disclosure of confidential or financial information.

Stradley Ronon will continue to monitor this legislation and provide updates as matters develop.

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