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Can Your Boss Access Your Facebook Account?

Posted by Tim Lam | Aug 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many Californians access some form of social media every day. Whether it be Twitter, Facebook, or similar services, social media transcends a wide range of our population. What effect can your participation in social media have on employment? California Assembly Bill 1844 leads the way in limiting how employers can treat employee use of private social media accounts. California Labor Code now prevents all employers in the state of California from taking any punitive or discriminatory action, or threatening it, should an employee or applicant refuse to supply their social media login information. Indeed, even requesting it is now a violation of labor code. Still, individuals are still the agents of their own speech. What does that mean for social media users? A lot. Come back for more information on how to manage your public image online.

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