Nevada law on social media privacy, credit reports takes effect October 1

Nevada’s new law restricting employer access to employees’ and applicants’ social media accounts and credit information goes into effect October 1. Assembly Bill 181, signed by Governor Brian Sandoval on June 13, provides protections for employees’ personal social media accounts and prohibits employers from conditioning employment on consumer credit reports or other credit information.

The social media part of the law prohibits employers from asking employees or applicants for their user names, passwords, or other information that provides access to their personal social media accounts. The law also prohibits employers from taking action or threatening to take action against employees or applicants for not providing access to their accounts.

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Nevada Law Protecting Gender Identity, Expression Goes Into Effect Saturday

September 26, 2011 - by: HR Hero 4 COMMENTS

A new Nevada law adding gender identity and expression to the list of protected characteristics goes into effect Saturday, October 1. The new law broadly defines gender identity and expression as the “gender-related identity, appearance, expression or behavior of a person, regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth.”

Details about the new law were covered by Holland & Hart LLP employment law attorneys Anthony L. Hall and Stephan J. Hollandsworth in the August 2011 issue of Nevada Employment Law Letter (see “Gender identity: a new protected category in Nevada”). Dress codes and bathroom options are expected to be among the challenging issues for employers navigating this new territory.

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