New Jersey has a new law, effective in June, that penalizes employers for want ads that say, in essence, unemployed persons need not apply.

The measure, N.J.S.A. 34:8B-1, -2, prohibits an employer from publishing or posting on the Internet a job listing providing that the job qualifications include current employment; that jobless applicants will not be considered; or that only currently employed candidates will be considered for the position. [See full text of enactment here.]

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