Cook also said this could be a measure employers take for disciplinary reasons. “If they want to say, ‘Oh, well we want to see what you’re saying about us on your personal account and we want to monitor our employees and make sure they’re not bad-talking us on the Internet.’ It’s understandable that an employer would not want that to be going on, but with this new law you cannot require your employee, you cannot ask them even,” explained Cook.

Experts say, this will most likely result in employers creating a clear distinction between personal and business accounts for social media. Those who are not covered under the new law include law enforcement, employees in the fire department or corrections employees.

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