August 2022

State Updates

 

Maine clarifies law restricting use of social security numbers

04/02/20

Author: ADP Admin/Monday, March 30, 2020/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, Maine

Maine has enacted legislation (Legislative Document 1986) that clarifies a recent law that generally prohibits employers from seeking social security numbers from prospective employees on employment applications.


Effective Date:

Legislative Document 1986 takes effect 90 days following the adjournment of the state legislature. Adjournment is tentatively scheduled for April 15, 2020, but the date could change.


Background:

Effective January 1, 2020, Maine law prohibits employers from asking applicants for their social security number on a job application or during the application process, unless it is for the purposes of drug testing or a pre-employment background check.


Legislative Document 1986:

Legislative Document 1986 clarifies that the rule prohibiting employers from asking for a social security number on a job application or during the application process doesn't apply if the request is required by federal law.


Compliance Recommendations:

Maine employers should review application forms and hiring procedures to ensure compliance with Section 598A, as amended. Please contact your dedicated service professional with any questions.

Number of views (4924)/Comments (0)

Tags: 04/02/20

Recent State Updates

 

© Copyright 2016 ADP LLC. 10200 Sunset Drive | Miami, FL 33173

You are receiving this email because you are a client of ADP TotalSource. The ADP logo, ADP, and ADP TotalSource® are registered trademarks of ADP, LLC. ADP - A more human resource. is a service mark of ADP, LLC.