State Reforms Promoting Employment of People with Criminal Records: 2010-11 Legislative Round-Up
| Cataloged on:
Jan. 10, 2012
ANNOTATION: State reforms enacted in 2010 and 2011 “that allow qualified people with criminal records to compete more fairly for employment” are noted along with “state trends of concern that broadly restrict employment based on a criminal record” (p. 1). Policies are organized according to: inventories of collateral consequences; fair hiring and occupational licensing standards; restoration of eligibility for employment and occupational licensing; expungement and sealing of records; prohibiting discrimination based on a criminal record; securing identification documents; reducing child support arrearages; training and job placement for people with criminal records; and employer negligent hiring protections.