Jul 21, 2010

New York Times Writes in Support of Common Sense Laws to Address Employment Discrimination

An Editorial in today's New York Times entitled "Hiring and Fairness" shines a light on a growing trend to address employment discrimination for persons with a criminal conviction. Too often, especially in poor communities of color, the formerly incarcerated are routinely denied the opportunity to compete for work based on their criminal record. Municipalities and those contractors doing business with them are an important source of well paying local jobs with benefits. According to the Editorial, states are passing laws that remove barriers to municipal hiring and licensing for persons with a criminal conviction.