Employer Information Concerning Wage Law Violation
Concerning the release of information concerning an employer's violation of wage laws by the division of labor in the department of labor and employment.
2016 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Current law requires employers to release requested information to the division of labor in the department of labor and employment (division) and allows the division to have access to employers' premises and all books, records, and payrolls of employers. Current law also prohibits the release of any of this information obtained by the division if the release of the information might reveal a trade secret. The bill clarifies that information obtained by the division that relates to a finding of a violation of wage laws by the division is not confidential and shall be released to the public or for use in a court proceeding, unless the director makes a determination that the information includes specific information that is a trade secret.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced and does not reflect any amendments that were subsequently adopted.)