New Jersey law allows unemployed to apply for jobs

    A New Jersey bill signed into law today makes it illegal for employers to prohibit the unemployed from applying for jobs.

    No longer will phrases like “unemployed need not apply” be allowed in published job advertisements in the state as a way to level the playing field for those let go from their jobs, Today’s Sunbeam reports.


    Penalties are $1,000 for the first offense and $5,000 for subsequent ones.

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