Bill Detail: SB23-058

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Title Job Application Fairness Act
Status Governor Signed (06/02/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors M. Young (D)
J. Willford (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Danielson (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 01/17/2023

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 employment
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.

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