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Discrimination Against the Unemployed Now Banned in New Jersey: Are More-Expansive Federal Protections Far Behind?

With unemployment continuing to skyrocket, the competition for jobs is stiff. There is an old adage that "you need a job to find another job." To the extent this adage is given credence by those making hiring decisions, it appears to reflect what may be viewed as a discriminatory animus...

New York City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto of Statute Prohibiting Employers from Discriminating against the Unemployed

On March 13, 2013, the New York City Council, by a vote of 43 to 4, overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg's February 22, 2013 veto of Local Law 14 of 2013 ("Local Law 14″ or the "Act"). Effective June 11, 2013, Local Law 14 prohibits any employer in New York City from basing an...

"Discrimination" Against the Long-Term Unemployed

How is "Long- Term Unemployment" Defined If you have been unemployed for more than 6 months, you are considered "long-term unemployed." According to data collected via a recent study completed by HuffPost , 40% of those that have become unemployed since 2009 fit that criteria...