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New Jersey Likely Next to Ban Discrimination Against the Unemployed

Earlier this month, we wrote about New Jersey’s proposed “ban the box” measure—a law that would prohibit employers from inquiring about job candidates’ criminal histories early in the hiring process—heading to Governor Chris...more

New Jersey State Senate Supports Bill Protecting Against Unemployment Bias

by Cole Schotz on

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

Don’t Ask Me If I’m Unemployed, or I’ll Sue You

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Several years ago, we reported about attempts by Congress to pass a law prohibiting employers and employment agencies from refusing to consider job applicants solely because they were unemployed. While no federal law has...more

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