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Recruiting: New Jersey

Recruiting requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: John Sarno, Employer's Association of New Jersey


  • Job advertising is strictly governed by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD or LAD). See Job Advertising.
  • New Jersey became the first state to ban discrimination in hiring against the unemployed. See Unemployment Status.
  • New Jersey law also prohibits employers from refusing to hire smokers unless they have a rational basis for doing so. See Smokers' Rights.
  • Like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the LAD requires employers to reasonably accommodate qualified persons with disabilities. See Applicants With Disabilities.
  • New Jersey places special restrictions on the recruitment of minors that employers must consider. See Recruiting Underage Workers.