Calif. Senate OKs Ban On Job Ads Shunning Unemployed

Law360, San Diego (August 30, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT) -- The California Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would bar companies in the state from posting job advertisements noting that applicants must be currently employed.

The full Senate voted 23-13 in favor of A.B. 1450, which blocks businesses from advertising that an applicant’s current employment is a requirement for a job or that an employer will not consider an applicant who is unemployed.

When the bill was introduced in January, it additionally sought to bar employers from refusing to hire candidates because of their status...
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