Protect Job Applicants from Identity Theft
|Category:||Wage and Labor|
|Sponsor:||Representative Tina Riley, House 74|
|Bill #:||LD 613|
UPDATE: Governor LePage vetoed the bill and the House sustained the veto. The bill is dead.
UPDATE: This bill received two Ought to Pass as Amended reports. The House and Senate have now agreed to pass the Minority Ought to Pass As Amended report.
This bill prohibits an employer from requesting a social security number from a prospective employee on an employment application or during the application process for employment. This bill does not apply to the intake of information for substance abuse testing or a preemployment background check or after the employee is hired as required for tax withholding and other necessary purposes.