Calif. Ban On Hiring Bias Against Jobless Clears Committee

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A bill that cleared the California Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday would ban hiring discrimination against the unemployed, though it faces opposition from business groups that say it would prevent employers from asking candidates any job history questions at all for fear of legal repercussions.

The bill, which the Judiciary Committee passed 7-3, will now head to the Assembly's Appropriations Committee. 

California Assembly Member Michael Allen, D-Sonoma County, introduced the bill in January after seeing job postings requiring applicants be currently employed. The bill would make...
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