2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 613 - Employment Practices
NRS 613.135 - Unlawful acts of employer relating to social media account of employee or prospective employee.


NV Rev Stat § 613.135 (2013) What's This?

1. It is unlawful for any employer in this State to:

(a) Directly or indirectly, require, request, suggest or cause any employee or prospective employee to disclose the user name, password or any other information that provides access to his or her personal social media account.

(b) Discharge, discipline, discriminate against in any manner or deny employment or promotion to, or threaten to take any such action against any employee or prospective employee who refuses, declines or fails to disclose the user name, password or any other information that provides access to his or her personal social media account.

2. It is not unlawful for an employer in this State to require an employee to disclose the user name, password or any other information to an account or a service, other than a personal social media account, for the purpose of accessing the employer s own internal computer or information system.

3. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent an employer from complying with any state or federal law or regulation or with any rule of a self-regulatory organization, as defined in NRS 90.300.

4. As used in this section, social media account means any electronic service or account or electronic content, including, without limitation, videos, photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, electronic mail programs or services, online services or Internet website profiles.

(Added to NRS by 2013, 3733)

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