Applying For A Job In New Jersey? There’s No Need To Provide Your Social Media Passwords

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From Black Enterprise

Recruiters and employers have used social media to vet employees, and many workers have had to deal with the potential fallout of access and issues of privacy in the name of landing —or keeping—a gig.

In many cases, prospective employers have requested usernames and passwords to get information, posing even more of an issue for workers who may not want their boss privy to their messages, updates and hidden photos.

Well, now, New Jersey workers can look forward to no more snooping, as, according to reports, the state’s new law barring employers from asking for social media account passwords has finally gone into effect.

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