On December 3, 2013, the Common Council of Madison, Wisconsin passed ORD-13-00211 to prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants based on their unemployment status. Madison joins a growing number of states and cities that have enacted “unemployment discrimination” laws, including New Jersey, Oregon, the City of Chicago, the District of Columbia and New York City. Read this alert to learn more about Madison’s new Ordinance, which provides rights and remedies that rival those of New York City’s landmark law.

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