Information Release Law and Legal Definition

An information release is a statement executed by an applicant for employment to authorize a person to provide information about the applicant. Hence, it is a statement which authorizes a potential employer to obtain information from an applicant's present or past employer. Generally, it can be used to obtain academic records. However, in employment information release, the information that can be communicated is restricted to academic information and information relating to the capability to do the work. Information release relieves the persons giving information from any liability for the exchange of such information. It authorizes all persons, organizations, and educational institutions named in the reference of the employment application to release information about the applicant regarding his/her ability to work.