social media use & access

Some employers demand personal social media login information from employees or applicants. Laws like the Stored Communication Act (SCA) protect employees and applicants from being coerced into providing their personal electronic login information. Other laws may also prohibit employers from punishing employees based on information obtained from their social media profiles. Employers are also prohibited under the National Labor Relations Act from restricting employees’ rights to discuss the terms and conditions of their employment with fellow employees via social networking sites. Outten & Golden attorneys help protect employees’ online personal information from improper access by employers and advise clients on how best to handle social media and workplace obligations.

Outten & Golden attorneys understand the increasingly important role social media plays in everyday communications and are skilled in protecting employees’ social media content from unlawful access or use by employers.