LEGISLATION TO HELP UNEMPLOYED STATE RESIDENTS PASSES SENATE

Legislation to make it illegal for employers to ask out-of-work New Jerseyans not to apply for jobs was re-approved Monday by the Senate, sending it back to the governor to become law.
The bill was approved by the Legislature late last year, but the governor conditionally vetoed it. The Assembly voted 72-5 in February to approve the revised bill. The Senate voted 32-2 to approve it on Monday.
The revamped legislation (A-3359) prohibits an employer from publishing an advertisement for a job that announces that unemployed individuals cannot apply for the job vacancy.
The bill would authorize a $1,000 penalty for a first offense and $5,000 penalties for subsequent offenses.

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