New Law Prohibits Discrimination Against the Unemployed by NJ Employers

Beginning on June 1, 2011, New Jersey employers are prohibited from discriminating against the unemployed in print and Internet job advertisements. Specifically, pursuant to section one of the recently-enacted statute, employers may not knowingly or purposefully publish a job posting that states any of the following: current employment is a job qualification; currently unemployed candidates will not be considered; or only currently employed job applicants will be considered.