Calif. Assembly OKs Bill Shielding Jobless From Hiring Bias

Law360, San Diego (May 30, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT) -- Despite opposition from business groups, a measure seeking to bar California companies from turning away job applicants just because they are unemployed received enough votes to gain approval in the state Assembly on Wednesday.

The Assembly voted 42-23 to nudge through A.B. 1450, sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Allen, D-Santa Rosa, which would outlaw posting job ads that include provisions about candidates' "current employment or employment status" and refusing to hire candidates because they are currently unemployed. The measure, which needed 41 votes to move out of...
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