Thursday, March 24, 2011

Huffington Post Article on Criminal Background Checks and Employment Searches

Janell Ross over at The Huffington Post has an article about how nearly one-in-four Americans have a criminal background that potentially harms them when they attempt to find employment. Currently there is not federal legislation making arrest and conviction record a protected class against discrimination in employment but Wisconsin has such legislation. Even with specific legislation, many hurdles are still present to many job applicants because it is often very difficult to prove arrest and conviction record discrimination.

1 comment:

  1. Randy,
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