Criminal Background Check

CO Governor Hickenlooper Pardons Felon to Fend Off Deportation

Last week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D), gave a pardon to a Cuban immigrant for an armed robbery he committed at a Blockbuster video store in 1998. Rene Lima-Marin came to the U.S. during the 1980 Mariel boat lift  from Cuba. Despite obtaining legal residency, Lima-Marin was convicted in 2000 and was sentenced to 98 years …

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Memphis Mayor Lends Hand in Paying for Expungements

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is doing his part to give those with a criminal past a second chance. Mayor Strickland gave a recent news conference stating his goal to help non-violent offenders pay for record expungements through his Better Memphis Fund. “Expunging people’s record is important in so many ways,” Strickland says. “It helps people find a …

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Why Employers in California Need to Reevaluate Their Criminal Background Check Policies ASAP

Changes are coming to California in the area of employer background checks. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing has put new regulations in place regarding employers’ ability to evaluate applicants through a criminal background. These regulations are meant to help limit potential ‘adverse impact’ on protected groups by businesses’ broad use of making employment decisions based …

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Why a Staffing Agency Should Partner with an Expungement Firm

Most people in this country WANT a job and WANT to work to provide for themselves and their families.  Did you know that almost 1/3 of American adults have some sort of criminal record?  When you combine that with the fact that mostly every job application asks “have you been convicted of a crime?”, it …

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Wisconsin Troubled Youths Getting A Second Chance

Wisconsin lawmakers have begun efforts to sustain a bill under state law that would allow offenders from ages 17-25 to ask a judge to wipe their record clean if they complete their sentence. The request must be made at the time of the sentencing, but state representative Evan Goyke is confident the bill will do …

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Going to Canada With a Criminal Record? Not so Fast

Ah, Canada. Our northern neighboring country is filled with many amazing things: pristine mountains, amazing wildlife and picturesque cities. Planning to make a visit? If you have a criminal record, you may want to rethink it. Canadian law states that individuals with a criminal record may enter the country ten years after their sentence is …

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Georgia Police Pitching In To Provide Knowledge of Record Expungement

The lives of the legally challenged can be rough sometimes. The Snellville Police Department in Georgia has taken it upon themselves to lend a hand to these struggling individuals who cannot find work. The department has been organizing events in the local area, such as an upcoming event at Gwinnett High School on June 3rd, …

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Why Traveling Abroad for Ex-Cons Is Painful

Let’s face it, going through customs when traveling abroad can be a pain. The long waiting periods, the paperwork, the screaming babies, the typical airport pet-peeves. If you’re an ex-convict, you’ve got even more to worry about: being denied entry to the country you’re traveling too. A good example is ‘jail bae’, Jeremy Meeks. Even …

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The Restaurant Business: Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated

Having a record for a criminal conviction can significantly harm employment opportunities. Those who are released from jail or prison often find great difficulty in finding a solid job that provides a decent paycheck to earn a living. In many case, it can take years for formerly incarcerated persons to find work that offers financial …

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How a Recruiter Can Place a Candidate with a Criminal Record

Recruiting is not always the easiest job.  Recruiters are constantly looking for the right applicant for the right job and the timing needs to be perfect.  Many salespeople and executives are often contacted (maybe 1x per quarter) from recruiters.  And we have to hand it to recruiters – they are a polished bunch of people – …

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