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AP: Rendell signs new law protecting employers

(6/16/2005) -- Associated Press reports that Gov. Rendell signed legislation Wednesday that protects employers from being sued over work histories they disclose about current or former employees. The measure stemmed from the case of a Pennsylvania nurse who murdered 24 patients.

According to AP, the information must be requested either by the employee or the prospective new employer. Employees who dispute the disclosed information can sue for damages if they prove in court that the employer did not act in good faith, according to the article.

Link to article on Philadelphia Inquirer's Web site (requires free registration to Philly.com)

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