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Job Application Fairness Act

Concerning required disclosures of age-related information on job applications, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

Starting July 1, 2024, the bill prohibits employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's age, date of birth, and dates of attendance at or date of graduation from an educational institution on an initial employment application.

An employer may request an individual to verify compliance with age requirements imposed pursuant to or required by:

  • A bona fide occupational qualification pertaining to public or occupational safety;
  • A federal law or regulation; or
  • A state or local law or regulation based on a bona fide occupational qualification.

The department of labor and employment (department) is charged with enforcing the requirements of the bill and may issue warnings and orders of compliance for violations and, for second or subsequent violations, impose civil penalties. A violation of the restrictions does not create a private cause of action. The department is directed to adopt rules regarding procedures for handling complaints against employers.

For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, the bill requires the general assembly to appropriate $56,468 from the general fund to the department for use by the division of labor standards and statistics for program costs related to labor standards.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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