Labor & Employment Law Update (04/12)
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has signed LB 959 into law. The enactment of the statute means companies may be able to get more comprehensive reference information about a job applicant’s prior employment. The statute provides companies immunity from liability when they disclose reference information to a prospective employer about current or past employees. However, immunity is conditional upon the disclosing company obtaining a valid consent form signed by the employee.