Social Media Protections Extended to Employees and Job Applicants in Oregon.

Add Oregon to the list of states enacting laws prohibiting employers from accessing their employees’ private social media sites.  The new Oregon law becomes effective January 1, 2014 and makes it unlawful for employers to compel employees or applicants for employment to provide access to their personal protected social media accounts.

You can view the text of Oregon HB 2564, its legislative history, and local media accounts here.