New Jersey Makes it Illegal to Discriminate Against the Unemployed


Many people feel it seems unfair, immoral and just plain mean to post a job opening that says, "apply only if you are currently employed," or "current employment required." Now it's also illegal for help wanted ads to discriminate against the unemployed -- at least in New Jersey.

Under the new law, which will go into effect on June 1, an employer can be fined from $1,000 to $10,000 per violation for advertising that you must have a job to get a job. Specifically, the new law states: