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Title XVIII LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Chapter 288

Effective - 01 Oct 2008, 3 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *288.250.  Until December 31, 2016 — Records confidential — privileged communications — violation, penalty. — 1.  Information obtained from any employing unit or individual pursuant to the administration of this law shall be held confidential and shall not be published, further disclosed, or be open to public inspection in any manner revealing the individual's or employing unit's identity, but any claimant or employing unit or their authorized representative shall be supplied with information from the division's records to the extent necessary for the proper preparation and presentation of any claim for unemployment compensation benefits or protest of employer liability.  Further, upon receipt of a written request from a claimant or his or her authorized representative, the division shall supply information previously submitted to the division by the claimant, the claimant's wage history and the claimant's benefit payment history.  In addition, upon receipt of a written request from an authorized representative of an employing unit, the division shall supply information previously submitted to the division by the employing unit, and information concerning the payment of benefits from the employer's account and the unemployment compensation fund, including amounts paid to specific claimants.  A state or federal official or agency may receive disclosures to the extent required by federal law.  In the division's discretion, any other party may receive disclosures to the extent authorized by state and federal law.  Any information obtained by the division in the administration of this law shall be privileged and no individual or type of organization shall be held liable for slander or libel on account of any such information.

  2.  Any person who intentionally discloses or otherwise fails to protect confidential information in violation of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.  For a second or subsequent violation, the person shall be guilty of a class D felony.

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(L. 1951 p. 564 § 288.190, A.L. 1979 S.B. 477, A.L. 1997 S.B. 361, A.L. 2008 H.B. 2041)

Effective 10-01-08

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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