Calif. Bill Aims To Protect Unemployed From Job Bias

Law360, San Diego (March 20, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT) -- A California assembly committee is planning to consider a bill next week that would make it illegal for companies in the state to reject job applicants just because they are unemployed, but the legislation faces opposition from business groups that argue it would keep companies from asking important questions about an applicant’s employment history.

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on March 28 will take up A.B. 1450, introduced in January by Assemblyman Michael Allen, D-Santa Rosa, that would prohibit an employer from refusing to consider...
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