SB 0872 Employer Immunity For Information Disclosed About Employees
LR Number:S3291.01I Fiscal Note:3291.01
Committee:Labor and Industrial Relations
Last Action:02/29/96 - Hearing Conducted S Labor & Industrial Relations Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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Current Bill Summary

SB 872 - This act provides an employer with immunity when providing information in good faith regarding an employee to a prospective employer, upon request.

A presumption of good faith exists when the employer, upon request, provides information about the employee's job performance, professional conduct or evaluations.

Good faith can be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence that the employer disclosed the information with actual malice or with the intent to mislead.

Actual malice means knowledge that the information was false or reckless disregard of whether it was false.

The following information may be disclosed by the employer without liability: 1. Date of employment; 2. Pay level; 3. Job description and duties; and 4. Wage history.