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HB 5274 - Prohibits Employers from Discriminating Against Unemployed Applicants - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-55) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Employers from Discriminating Against Unemployed Applicants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits employers, employment agencies, and temporary help services from discriminating against unemployed individuals.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits an employer from disqualifying an individual for employment based on their unemployment status (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits employers, employment agencies, and temporary help services from publishing job advertisements that state any of the following information (Sec. 1):
    • Unemployed individuals are disqualified for the job;
    • Unemployed individuals will not be considered for the job; or
    • Unemployed individuals do not meet the job qualifications.
  • Prohibits employment agencies and temporary help services from limiting information about job openings or refusing to refer an individual to a job opening based on their unemployment status (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes employers, employment agencies, and temporary help services to advertise and require an individual to have certain job qualifications, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • The individual holds a valid occupational license, certification, or permit;
    • The individual has a certain level of education, or training for the job; or
    • The individual is a current employee of the employer.
  • Authorizes employers, employment agencies, and temporary help services to take into account an individual’s employment history, relevant experience, and reasons for any unemployment (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies a violation of this bill as a civil penalty, resulting in the following fines (Sec. 1):
    • $500 for the first violation; and
    • $1,000 for any subsequent violations.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Employers from Discriminating Against Unemployed Applicants

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