In New Jersey, a new law will soon take effect that forbids employers from posting job listings that rule out the unemployed, TLNT reports.
Under the new law, no business can post a job listing for an open New Jersey job that contains:
1. Any provision stating that the qualifications for a job include current employment;
2. Any provision stating that the employer or employer’s agent, representative, or designee will not consider or review an application for employment submitted by any job applicant currently unemployed; or
3. Any provision stating that the employer or employer’s agent, representative, or designee will only consider or review applications for employment submitted by job applicants who are currently employed.
Violators will be fined $1,000 for the first offense and $5,000 for a second offense.
The law takes effect June 1.