- This change has passed.
Illinois: Privacy in the Workplace Act goes into effect
January 1, 2017
On July 22, 2016, Gov. Brown signed the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act prohibiting employers from:
- requesting, requiring, or coercing employees to provide personal information including usernames and passwords to personal online accounts
- requesting, requiring, or coercing employees to access personal online accounts in the presence of the employer or it representatives
- requiring or coercing employees or applicants to invite the employer to join any online groups
- retaliating against employees in any manner for refusing to perform any act that violates this law.
Other restrictions and requirements apply.
For more information, read IL House Bill 4999.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]