Under a new social media law recently enacted in Connecticut and effective August 7, 2015, an employer is prohibited from requesting or requiring an employee or applicant to disclose or provide access to a personal social media account.
A new law that takes effect January 1, 2016, repeals Alabama's current noncompete law and contains significant changes, including several exceptions to the general rule that restraints on trade are void.
Ohio and Oregon have each taken steps to prohibit criminal history questions on initial job applications. Ohio has adopted a state policy to remove criminal history inquiries from state job applications. Meanwhile, Oregon has enacted a law that also will ban criminal history questions from job applications, and will apply to private and public employers subject to limited exceptions.
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