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5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2013, 22:27 nin
 
But as I said there was another practice referred to as "shoulder surfing" where they would force you to login into your private account and show them around.

I've heard of those as well.


This is why you don't use real info on these social media pages. It's such a stupid policy anyway. If I was really going to rant on my employer I'd be smart enough to do it incognito.

Yep. I use a totally different name, and it's for friends, both online and RL. Under no circumstances is anyone from work allowed on it. Hell, I have coworkers who have their bosses friended. That's just asking for trouble.

 
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4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2013, 22:21 Cutter
 
This is why you don't use real info on these social media pages. It's such a stupid policy anyway. If I was really going to rant on my employer I'd be smart enough to do it incognito.  
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3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2013, 21:54 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 21:20:
I thought the last line of the article was very telling:

None of the measures prohibit employers from reviewing what their employees or potential hires publicly post to social-media accounts.

So they can't ask for your password, but they (seemingly) can ask to review your page with you present?

Some of the states also had laws against forced "shoulder surfing". From what I've read it sounds like the Michigan law has a lot of holes in it for investigations and such but does effectively ban a blanket policy on access to personal info on the internet that has nothing to do with the job.

edit: Err upon reading what you actually quoted that's a little bit different... no law is going to be able to stop an employer from looking at publicly available info. But as I said there was another practice referred to as "shoulder surfing" where they would force you to login into your private account and show them around.
 
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2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2013, 21:20 nin
 
I thought the last line of the article was very telling:

None of the measures prohibit employers from reviewing what their employees or potential hires publicly post to social-media accounts.

So they can't ask for your password, but they (seemingly) can ask to review your page with you present?

 
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1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2013, 20:29 Sepharo
 
Hmm, didn't know Michigan was a state that recently passed a law barring employers from demanding passwords from outside of work.

Good stuff Michigan, but now I won't be able to perform my "Thanks, but no thanks clowns" exit at an interview. Yes I'm apparently interviewing for a circus.
 
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