Tag: criminal records


Illinois Bias Law Now Covers Criminal Convictions

June 14, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Illinois employers now have yet another law to navigate. The state human rights statute now bans discrimination based on a candidate’s or employee’s criminal conviction unless the employer can show a “substantial relationship” exists between the conviction and the job […]


Colorado Ban-The-Box Law Takes Effect September 1

August 19, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Colorado has joined the ranks of states with legislation designed to help people with criminal records have a chance to secure employment. The new Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries Act is intended to “provide people with criminal records with a […]

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Criminal Past Less a Predictor for Workplace Futures

July 29, 2019

Via: Workforce

At Nutrition Solutions, most employees are formerly convicted felons. Not exactly the type of employee one would expect to find at a trendy lifestyle meal preparation company. But then again, founder and CEO Chris Cavallini was arrested 17 times before […]

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Changing Times: Hiring Managers Are Hiring Ex-Cons

May 30, 2018

Via: HR Hero

New research shows that hiring managers are becoming more accepting of candidates with criminal records in the wake of the recruiting crisis. An unprecedented survey, that examines how managers, human resources (HR) professionals, and employees feel about hiring individuals with […]