Restrictions on the Use of Social Media

Employers are not prohibited from reviewing an applicant’s online presence across the various social media applications they may use.  However, more and more states are prohibiting employers from requiring applicants to divulge their usernames or passwords or access their personal accounts in the presence of the employer.

This map depicts locations that have passed laws related to the use of social media.

This information is presented for general educational purposes and is provided solely for the convenience of its readers. It is not a substitute for legal advice. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.