People use social media every day whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. But did you know that your Facebook page could be the cause of a company not hiring you or even cost you your job? Previously employers have been asking employees for their personal account’s access information. Now laws are stopping this. I talked to Scott Vernick from Fox Rothschild to learn more on the new laws on social media.
Twelve states including New Jersey now have a law in effect that stops employers from judging a person or refusing to hire them based on their personal social media accounts. Vernick says that this is exactly what people need. There are some exceptions to the rules which allow your employer to sign into your work social media account. There is a line between professional and personal and your social media needs to show that.