Written by Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Can you ask a job applicant criminal history? As with so many legal questions, the answer is “it depends” — on where you work, in this case. A recently enacted law will change this answer for Colorado employers beginning as early as September 1, 2019. In just a […]
What’s holding companies back from hiring people with criminal records?
It turns out everyone—managers, employees, and customers—want it to happen. Written by Ben Paynter People with criminal records have an exceptionally hard time finding a job: Between 60% and 75% of the formerly incarcerated remain unemployed one year after their release. Why can’t they get hired? Some employers might think employees don’t want to work alongside former […]