Nebraska lawmakers have set a hearing for a bill that would prevent bosses from demanding access to private information within their employees' Facebook or Twitter accounts.
The Legislature's Business and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on the proposal Monday. The bill, by Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill, would make it illegal for employers or potential employers to request the information from a worker or job applicant.
The bill would prevent employers from ordering a worker to log onto a social media site in the employer's presence. Employers also would be banned from demanding passwords or accessing an account indirectly through a friend or third party.
The law would not apply to information posted by employees that's in the public domain.