Assembly Panel Advances Bill To Make It Illegal To Tell Unemployed New Jerseyans They Cannot Apply For A Job

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TRENTON – Legislation to make it illegal to ask unemployed people not to apply for job vacancies was released Thursday by an Assembly committee.

The legislation (A-3359) prohibits an employer from publishing – in print or on the Internet – an advertisement for a job that announces or suggests that unemployed individuals cannot apply for the job vacancy.

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The bill would authorize a $5,000 penalty for a first offense and $10,000 penalties for subsequent offenses, collectable by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The bill was released 6-2-1 by the Assembly Labor Committee.


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