The National Employment Law Project — a non-profit organization and advocacy group — estimates 65 million Americans have a criminal record. Some 700,000 people are released from state and federal prisons annually. When the...more
A new Tennessee law that took effect on July 1, 2012 allows eligible individuals to request that their criminal records are fully expunged. This means that certain misdemeanors and low-level felonies may be completely erased...more
Can the EEOC require employers to hire convicted criminals? Last April, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a policy guideline that calls into question the extent to which employers can...more
He’s such a Good Son….
Unfortunately I hear this all the time. I get a call on Sunday morning from a worried mother. Her son (or daughter for that matter) goes to school at Ohio State. Or some other college but was...more
One of the great things about being invited to be on a panel at the Pro Bono Institute's wonderful annual conference is that, even though I was presumable asked because I know something about the topic, I always learn much...more
The Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a new directive advising federal contractors and subcontractors about potential liability that could result from using employees’...more
On January 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued Directive No. 306: "Complying with Non-Discrimination Provisions: Criminal Records Restrictions and...more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently posted a Directive on “Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race...more
The Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is the latest government agency to state that hiring bans against applicants with criminal records may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act....more
The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has issued the ‘Fifth Statement of New Regulations’ (the “Statement”), which provides details of regulatory reforms and implementation dates for 2013.
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