Assembly Passes Bill Making It Illegal To Tell Unemployed New Jerseyans They Cannot Apply For A Job

TRENTON – Legislation that would make it illegal to ask unemployed people not to apply for job vacancies was approved 58-18-2 by the Assembly.

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.


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 now moves to the Senate.

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