New workplace laws on tap for the Golden State in 2013
Several new laws will impact California workplaces when they go into effect Jan. 1. The state legislature approved about 18 laws affecting issues ranging from social media to breastfeeding to wearing religious attire, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
One measure prevents employers from requiring or asking employees and job applicants to disclose their user names and passwords for personal social media accounts. Employers also cannot ask an employee to access their social media account in the presence of the employer.
An exception to the law allows an employer to require social media credentials as part of an investigation into alleged employee misconduct or illegal activity. The social media credentials can be used only for purposes of that investigation.
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