New Jersey is the first state to ban discrimination against theunemployed in print or online job listings. Employers are forbiddenfrom requiring current employment as a job qualification or fromstating that applications from unemployed job applicants will notbe considered or reviewed. The new law, which becomes effectiveJune 1, mandates fines of $1,000 for the first violation and $5,000for the second offense.

Legislation on a federal level was introduced in March to makeit illegal for employers to refuse to hire or to lower compensationfor an unemployed applicant.

See coverage of the N.J. law in Businessweek,MediaBistro and Huffington Post.

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