November 28, 2014

HB 12-1134: Prohibiting Employers from Requiring Applicants to be Employed

On January 20, 2012, Rep. Dan Pabon introduced HB 12-1134 – Concerning a Prohibition Against Advertising a Job Vacancy that Requires an Applicant to be Currently Employed. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill prohibits an employer, employer’s agent, employer’s representative, or employer’s designee from publishing, in print or on the internet, an advertisement for any job vacancy that contains certain provisions. Prohibited provisions include:

  • The qualifications for a job include current employment;
  • An application for employment will not be considered if the applicant is currently unemployed; or
  • Only applications submitted by job applicants who are currently employed will be considered. An employer who violates the provisions of the bill is subject to a civil penalty. The bill also clarifies that the prohibitions regarding advertising do not establish a private cause of action by an aggrieved person.

Assigned to the Economic and Business Development Committee; the bill is scheduled for committee review on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:30 p.m.

Since this summary, the bill was postponed indefinitely by the Economic and Business Development Committee.

Summaries of other featured bills can be found here.

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