We wrote on March 26th that because employers have been reported as asking job applicants for their Facebook passwords before hiring, Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, demanded a Justice Department and EEOC investigation. Four states — Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and California — began rushing to introduce legislation to ban any such requirement.
Who would be first to pass such a law? The excitement of such competing legislative action exceeded that of a turtle race! But …
We have a winner — Maryland!
Maryland just yesterday passed a law banning employers from asking for applicants’ or employees’ social media site passwords, and also from taking, or threatening to take, disciplinary action to those who refuse to disclose such information.
Who will place and show?