Legislative Updates - "Facebook bill" advances, Statute of limitations bill stalls
The State Senate advanced legislation this week that would prohibit employers from asking employees and prospective employees about their social media usage. While intended to protect workers’ privacy, NJLRA and other business advocates stress that the so-called Facebook bill creates a new provision for workers to sue their employers, and with it, great potential for abuse. [Learn more about S-1915].
Legislation to amend New Jersey’s statute of limitations in certain civil cases was held from consideration by the full Senate. NJLRA and other business advocates have voiced concerns about both S-1651 and S-2281. [Learn more about NJLRA’s position].