My question involves business law in the state of: NY
Earlier this week my employer demanded a copy of our driver's licenses or Photo ID to give to an outside agency. They said if we didn't turn them over we wouldn't be able to work. I have been employed for over 3 years already.
I found out that the company is giving the copies to an outside security agency called Landmark security. I have no idea what they are doing with the information. My employer did not disclose this and only told us that it was because the company was being audited. Many of us believed it was an internal audit to check for illegal immigrants but now we learned that the information was given to a third party.
Did the company violate any privacy laws by not disclosing exactly how the information was to be used, and by saying that we would not be able to continue working if we refused to give the information?