CITIZENS JOB PROTECTION
275-A:4-b Misuse of Social Security Numbers.
I. Any person whose social security number has been used by another for identification purposes shall have a civil cause of action against:
(a) The person who misused the number with fraudulent intent.
(b) Any individual who knowingly supplied or aided in obtaining false social security documentation.
(c) Any employer who knows the documentation is false.
II. Any employer who receives verification of the employee's eligibility to work from the Social Security Administration, E-Verify, or any other reputable organization providing a verification service shall be deemed to have exercised reasonable care and shall have an affirmative defense to the cause of action.
III. Damages awarded by the court shall be treble damages or $10,000, whichever is greater, plus reasonable attorney's fees and any costs incurred to correct the records of the aggrieved party.
Source. 2012, 244:1, eff. Aug. 17, 2012.