Verification of Employment
I'm curious to see if anyone knows whether it is LAW or POLICY that you have to have written permission from an employee to release employment information. In this day and time, I know it is good PRACTICE only to release dates of employment, position, pay, etc. However, I've been at my place of employment for a year and a half. Employment verification always goes through the H/R specialist who states "we need a signed form from the employee stating we can release that information" - even if the caller just wants to know if the person is still employed there or not. So, I got curious one day. (I'm also in H/R but responsible for safety.) I can't find it in the policy book and, as a paralegal, I can't find any applicable law. So, I'm wondering, based on some of my colleagues' own company policies, if this is just something that was started by her even though there's no policy.