Employers would be able to divulge more information about their former employees without fear of a lawsuit, under a bill up for debate this week in the Nebraska Legislature.
Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont is the sponsor of the measure that would allow employers to share more information when they get calls about former workers.
Businesses often discourage management from giving out much information when asked about former employees because of potential lawsuits.
Janssen says employers often only acknowledge the start and end date of employment.
His bill, which could see debate Tuesday or Wednesday, would
allow an employer to provide, in good faith and at the employee's
request, information about job performance.