Is it legal for my current employer to release my salary information and benefits to another company?

My company currently provides food service for a resort in VT. They have decided to leave. The resort has requested salary and benefit information to be provided to them for al of the employees. Can they legally provide that without my consent.

Asked on June 12, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Vermont

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

in general salary and benefit information is not private to the point of your company not being able to provide such information to the resort. It sounds as if the resort will be the new employer and they are simply trying to get an idea of salaries.

Although there are always exceptions to the rule and as such I would advise you to contact a local attorney who specializes in this area of law. They can tell you if there are any reasons that your information may be protected because although i don't believe it is I am not licensed in VT so don't know of the specific caveats to the law in your state


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