WASHINGTON — A new law in Wyoming is making it easier for businesses to hire fair-housing candidates.
The Fair Employment Fair Housing Act was passed in December and signed into law by Gov.
Matt Mead on Monday.
Businesses and government agencies can now hire fair housing applicants for positions in their organizations, including on the hiring team.
The new law also allows businesses to use the hiring process to get information on fair hiring practices.
As of December, there were over 11,000 applicants for fair housing positions in Wyoming, and about 1,300 were hired, according to the Wyoming Department of Commerce and Economic Development.
The Fair Housing Law was created to improve fair housing protections in the state, but it also applies to federal contractors.
It also helps companies and employees by helping to identify and identify unfair hiring practices that are being used by federal contractors to discriminate against fair housing candidates.
The law also prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, familial status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Wyoming’s Fair Employment and Housing Office is working with a number of state agencies, including the Wyoming Human Relations Commission, the Wyoming Labor Department, the state Department of Economic Development and the Wyoming Employment Development Agency.
Wyomos Fair Employment Office is the first of its kind in the country.
This legislation is not intended to be a replacement for federal fair hiring laws, Mead said in a statement.
It simply provides a new way for businesses in Wyoming to hire the fair-hiring candidates they need.
says ‘fair hiring’ bill was passed to help solve fair housing problems.