As of September 30th, 2014, New Hampshire employers must take note of a new law regarding their employees’ use of social media.
The law, which is designed to protect employee privacy, prohibits employers from taking actions such as:
- Requesting or requiring that an employee or prospective employee disclose login information for accessing any personal account or service through an electronic communication device.
- Compelling an employee or applicant to add anyone, including the employer or the employer’s agent, to a list of contacts associated with an account or require an employee or applicant to reduce the privacy settings associated with any account that would affect a third party’s ability to view the contents of the account.
- Taking or threatening to take disciplinary action against any employee for such employee’s refusal to comply with a request or demand by the employer that violates these rules.