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When Can an Employer Consider an Applicant’s Criminal History?

Posted by Mitch Corlett on October 22, 2014

In an attempt to lower criminal recidivism, various states and municipalities around the country are enacting new legislation that changes how employers can ask about an applicant's criminal history. Asking if someone has been convicted of a crime on their initial application for employment is still currently a common part of the employment application process, but DC has already changed their policy, and other local governments around DC are also considering it (don't worry, it's not being eliminated altogether - but the timing of when you can inquire is changing).

Read More in Lerch, Early, and Brewer's Employment & Labor Legal Update

Topics: Human Resources