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What to Do If You’re Laid off and Have a Criminal Record?
March 18, 2020

Effects of Coronavirus: Prepare for a Job Application The entire nation is currently dealing with the threat of the Coronavirus disease. The global pandemic has quickly created a serious economic impact for the U.S. Many questions are running through American workers’ heads. One of those being, will I still have a job in the near future? Or, what happens if I … Read More>

Prison
Becoming a Teacher with a California Criminal Record
December 2, 2019

Education is a key component of prison reform. A number of states, such as California, offer a means for incarcerated people to educate themselves. Some have been able to obtain a GED for those who have not graduated high school. Reading in prison is highly encouraged by faculty. Inside the system, books are made available, and outside the system, volunteer … Read More>

California
Is California’s Ban the Box Law a Good Solution?
November 18, 2019

California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1008 now makes it an unlawful practice for an employer to ask about an applicant’s criminal history before a conditional offer has been made. Similar s have been labeled throughout the country as "ban-the-box" laws. In other words, applicants no longer have to face that small check box which many worry about.Effects of the BillThis … Read More>

Chef
Can I Be a Chef with a Criminal Record?
November 2, 2017

Many people around the world share the same creative passion: a love for food. Whether it is at home for your family or in a high-end fancy restaurant, what better way to indulge in your passion for food than to become a chef? If a criminal record is stopping you from becoming a chef, there’s always alternative options. The culinary … Read More>

Restaurant
Ohio Restaurant Owner Hires Former Criminals
October 30, 2017

The owner of Hot Chicken Takeover, a popular Columbus restaurant, has made headlines in hiring former criminals as employees. The restaurant’s founder, Joe DeLoss, appeared on Megyn Kelly Today last week, talking about his business. He mentioned the restaurant’s growth and employment model, which includes hiring people who have found it difficult to get a job because of a criminal … Read More>

Why Labor Is A Great Occupation for Ex-Criminals
July 27, 2017

It's difficult to find a great job in today's world. If you're an ex-offender, you may be desperately struggling to find work. You may feel like there's nowhere left to turn, but there is one industry that is hiring ex-criminals in numerous states. Labor and construction markets are crucial to the formation of an abundance of land and city projects … Read More>

Can I Get An Airport Job With a Criminal Record?
July 11, 2017

Recently, we've harped on traveling with a criminal record, and why an expungement can benefit your life in this area. Everything from security lines, to visiting foreign countries, traveling is a way of life for many people. For other individuals, they are accustomed to working in the travel industry, most notably at airports. If you're a fan of aviation, you might … Read More>

New Expungement Laws – Criminal Record Removal Rundown
July 7, 2017

As you may know, living with a criminal record can be very difficult. A criminal record can create barriers between you and the job, housing, or license you would otherwise qualify for. Chances are, you’ve experienced a background check at least once in the past – or maybe you are facing one in the near future. Fortunately, many states have … Read More>

Can I Get My CFA with a Criminal Record?
June 22, 2017

For individuals with criminal records, you may think it's a long-shot to accomplish certain things like working a great job, finding a home, pursuing education, etc. For those pursuing a career in finance who want to increase their chances of earning a higher salary or getting that top dog job, receiving their CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter is crucial to … Read More>

How Much Does a Record Expungement Cost?
June 12, 2017

The Big Question A question we are often asked is 'how much does an expungement cost?' The answer, well there isn't an easy answer. Expungement prices can vary greatly, as everyone's case is unique to their situation. Multiple factors can influence the cost of an expungement, such as the crime committed and the state it took place in. There is an important … Read More>