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S.F. No. 3450 - Nameless job application process credit (as proposed to be amended by A-1)
Author: Senator Kari Dziedzic
Prepared By: Nora Pollock, Senate Counsel (651/297-8066)
Date: April 18, 2016


This bill authorizes a credit against income or corporate franchise tax for establishing and registering a nameless job application review process, defined as a system that removes the name of job applicants prior to review or request for interview and that prevents a person reviewing applications or requests for interview from knowing the name of the applicant.  An employer becomes a “qualified employer” by registering with the Department of Human Rights that the employer has implemented a nameless job application review process.  The qualified employer must annually renew its registration.  The Department of Human Rights is required to implement procedures to verify that the employer qualifies as a qualified employer and to monitor the qualified employer’s compliance in maintaining the nameless job application review process. 

The credit equals $100 per employee employed in Minnesota, up to $40,000 per year for a qualified employer.  The number of employees is determined by the average number of FTEs employed by the qualified employer in the 12 months immediately preceding registration with the Department of Human Rights. 

Effective beginning in tax year 2016.

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