As also reported in the February 2011 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed a bill (A3359) that would make it illegal for employers to publish advertisements which prohibit unemployed New Jersey residents from applying for vacant positions. On February 17, 2011, the Assembly concurred in the Governor’s recommendations to that bill, which included a reduction of the penalties for offenses to $1,000 for the first offense and $5,000 for each subsequent offense, and which required a finding that a violation was “knowingly or purposefully” committed before penalties may be imposed. The bill now awaits review in the Senate.

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