On August 1, 2014, Louisiana’s “Personal Online Account Protection Act,” codified as La. Rev. Stat. §§ 28:1951-1955, went into effect.  Louisiana has joined sixteen other states that have enacted laws prohibiting or restricting employers from accessing employees’ personal online accounts – including social media (Twitter, Facebook or similar sites), email accounts, or any other online accounts which the employee uses for anything other than a purely business-related reasons.  The statute also outlines exceptions to the articulated restrictions and prohibitions, but employers must still exercise caution to avoid unfair labor practice charges.  Read more about Louisiana’s “Personal Online Account Protection Act,” its coverage and exceptions here.