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Amendment

 

February Session, 2014

LCO No. 4251

   
 

*HB0527404251HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. PERONE, 137th Dist.

REP. NAFIS, 27th Dist.

REP. RITTER E. , 38th Dist.

REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5274

File No. 402

Cal. No. 236

"AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYED INDIVIDUALS AND DISCRIMINATORY HIRING PRACTICES. "

Strike lines 10 to 14, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(2) "Employment agency" means an employment agency, as defined in section 31-129 of the general statutes, and any agent, representative or designee of such employment agency; "

Strike lines 21 to 27, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(1) Publish in print, on the Internet or in any other medium, an advertisement or announcement for any job vacancy in this state that includes any provision stating or indicating that: (A) An individual's status as unemployed disqualifies such individual for a job, (B) such employer will not consider an individual for employment based on such individual's status as unemployed, or (C) the qualifications for a job include current employment; "

Strike lines 34 to 39, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(1) Publish in print, on the Internet or in any other medium, an advertisement or announcement for any job vacancy in this state that includes any provision stating or indicating that: (A) An individual's status as unemployed disqualifies such individual for a job, (B) an employer will not consider an individual for employment based on such individual's status as unemployed, or (C) the qualifications for a job include current employment; "

Strike lines 69 to 85, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(e) Any individual aggrieved by a violation of subsection (b) or (c) of this section may file a complaint with the Labor Commissioner. Any employer, employment agency or temporary help service that the commissioner finds to be in violation of subsection (b) or (c) of this section may be liable to the Labor Department for a civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for the first violation of subsection (b) or (c) of this section and not more than one thousand dollars for each subsequent violation of said subsections. In setting a civil penalty for any violation in a particular case, the Labor Commissioner shall consider all factors that the commissioner deems relevant.

(f) The Attorney General, upon complaint of the Labor Commissioner, shall institute civil actions to recover the penalties provided for under subsection (e) of this section. "