Protect Job Applicants from Identity Theft

Last updated: Jun 11, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Tina Riley, House 74
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 613

Position:

Monitoring.

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.

Summary:

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.