Calif. Gov. Vetoes Unemployment Discrimination Bill

Law360, San Francisco (September 18, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a state Assembly bill Wednesday aimed at preventing employers from discriminating against unemployed applicants, saying it could wind up interfering with the state's efforts to link unemployed job seekers with prospective employers.

AB 2271, authored by California Assemblyman Ian C. Calderon, D-Whittier, would have prohibited employers and employment agencies from asking an applicant to disclose his or her employment status before the employer determined that the applicant met minimum qualifications for a given position. The bill passed the state Assembly 51 to 23 in May and the state senate 55 to 21 in August before heading...

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