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Connecticut Employee Online Privacy Law

Posted by John Sweeney | Jul 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Connecticut Enacted an Employee Online Privacy Law in May which is effective 10-1-15. Public Act No. 15-6. Some 20 other states have similar statutes.  The law prohibits employers from requiring or requesting employees or applicants to: (a) provide user names, passwords or other means to access a personal online account, (b) authenticate or access a personal online account in the presence of the employer, or (c) invite the employer, or accept an invitation from the employer, to join a group affiliated with the employee's personal online account. Moreover, employers may not take action against an employee or applicant for refusing to engage in, or for filing a complaint about, the prohibited activity. The act contains an exception which allows employers to conduct investigations to comply with laws, prohibit work-place misconduct or protect the employer's confidential information.

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John is an experienced lawyer who helps you solve your problems. He practices Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs, Business, & Tax Law in Fairfield County CT and Westchester County New York. He brings a wealth of experience in law, business, tax, insurance, and finance to arrive at practical solutions with compassion and care. Honest, direct and practical, he is focused on you and your problems. He also brings a wealth of personal experience from his own large family and aging parents.


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Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs Tax & Business Law; Attorney John Sweeney

Sweeney Legal, LLC, provides legal, practical, and business counsel to Seniors, families, and businesses in the Fairfield, Connecticut area, including the communities of Bridgeport, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. John is also licensed in New York serving Westchester County including the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers.