New Jersey is expected to shortly join California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, and Utah in prohibiting employers from seeking employee or applicant passwords to social media accounts or services. New Jersey’s General Assembly passed its bill on March 21, 2013, and that bill now awaits signature by Governor Christie. Although there is no indication from the governor whether he intends to sign the bill, ignore it, or veto it, any action other than signature would simply be symbolic and almost certainly overruled (the General Assembly passed the bill 75-2). New Jersey’s law is more pro-employee/applicant than any such law enacted to date, providing the broadest protections, the narrowest exceptions, and the most generous remedies. To learn more about the proposed law, please continue reading at Littler's Workplace Privacy Counsel.