Jim Matheny reports:
Now that 2015 is here, the new year means lots of new laws take effect in Tennessee. That includes a change that protects employees’ private information on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts from nosy bosses.
“The new law says an employer cannot force you to tell them your social media passwords or login to let them see what you’re doing. That seems obvious to most people. But what an employer also cannot do anymore is tell an employee or applicant, I need you to ‘friend’ me on Facebook, or I need you to friend me on Instagram, or follow me on Twitter. That way I can see what you’re doing,” said Chris McCarty, a Knoxville attorney who specializes in employment law.
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