Politics
5:46 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Nixon vetoes bill making worker compensation claims available to employers online

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation today that would have created an online database of workers' compensation claims and made it accessible to employers.

Nixon called the legislation,"an affront to the privacy of our citizens."

Under the measure, businesses could provide a potential employee's name and Social Security Number to identify the date of the claim, and whether it is open or closed.

Supporters of the legislation said employers already can get information on workers' compensation claims, and that an online database could speed up the hiring process.