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New Jersey State Senate Supports Bill Protecting Against Unemployment Bias

Earlier this week, the New Jersey State Senate advanced a bill (by a vote of 23-13) aimed at protecting unemployed New Jersey job seekers. The proposed language of bill S1440 would prevent employers from discriminating...more

Is New Jersey’s “Need Not Apply” Law Prohibiting Employers from Publishing Ads Discouraging Unemployed Job Seekers from Applying...

New Jersey’s Appellate Division last week upheld a 2011 statute (N.J.S.A. 34:8B-1) that bars employers seeking to fill job vacancies in New Jersey from knowingly publishing advertisements stating that job applicants must be...more

The Working Paper - June 2013: New York City Bans Discrimination Against the Unemployed

Effective June 11, 2013, it will be illegal for New York City employers, with at least four employees, to discriminate against persons because of having been unemployed....more

Recently Enacted New York City Law Bars Discrimination Against the Unemployed

The New York City Council recently enacted a law, over Mayor Bloomberg's veto, that prohibits discrimination against the unemployed in New York City. Other jurisdictions - such as the District of Columbia, New Jersey and...more

New York City Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed

The "unemployed" are now a protected class in New York City, with the rights and protections associated with that classification. ...more

NYC Council Overrides Mayor Bloomberg’s Veto: Discrimination Against Unemployed Banned

As Speaker Christine Quinn promised, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of a bill prohibiting discrimination against the unemployed. ...more

Mayor Bloomberg Vetoes Legislation Prohibiting Discrimination Against Unemployed

As we predicted in an earlier blog post, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vetoed legislation aimed at prohibiting discrimination against New York City’s unemployed. ...more

New York City on the Verge of Prohibiting Discrimination Based on an Individual's Unemployment Status

New York City employers beware: The New York City Council has once again acted to expand the nation’s broadest anti-discrimination law – this time to prohibit discrimination against New York City’s unemployed. While several...more

NYC Council Moves To Protect City’s Unemployed

The NYC Council just passed a bill prohibiting employers from considering a job applicant’s current employment status when making a hiring decision. ...more

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