Sept 14th, 2011
The Hill reports on one provision of the American Jobs Act:
"President Obama's American Jobs Act, which he presented to Congress on Monday, would make it illegal for employers to run advertisements saying that they will not consider unemployed workers, or to refuse to consider or hire people because they are unemployed.
The proposed language is found in a section of the bill titled "Prohibition of Discrimination in Employment on the Basis of an Individual's Status as Unemployed." That section would also make it illegal for employers to request that employment agencies take into account a person's unemployed status."
Does this open a sticky conversation? Yes. Are the Republicans totally, wildly against it? Absolutely.