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Yes and the new law goes into effect in July. According to this recent article published via LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom | Labor and Employment Law blog, no employee of the State of South Carolina will be allowed to use social media on the job, “unless specifically required by the agency to perform a job function”
According to author Eric Meyer, he suspects the main issue from this “impractical rule is enforcement.”
How is the State going to enforce an edict broad enough to include social media use on personal devices such as smartphones and tablets? Will they be monitoring employee social media accounts? If the idea here is to conserve state resources, it seems that enforcing this law will do anything but.
The above article was written by Eric Meyer and published at the LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom | Labor and Employment Law blog.
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