Imagine this: You’ve served your prison sentence. You have little or no money. You’re looking for steady work. You know your record follows you, but you take a deep breath and dive into the job market hoping for a fresh start—a fair chance. One of the first questions on the job application inquires if you have ever been convicted of a felony—check the box yes or no.… Read the rest
The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved new regulations concerning criminal background checks for employment. These regulations went into effect July 1, 2017. While employers now have an additional burden of compliance, people with criminal records continue to be punished after they’ve served their sentences.
What happened to the notion that serving time pays one’s debt to society?… Read the rest