Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

  • What Can You Do If You Were Fired At-Will?

    In this day and age, it's harder to find a job, so if you have been fired from your job, it can be very difficult to find a new one. What makes the situation worse is if you were fired for seemingly no reason, or what is called "at-will." At-will is when you are working with no defined contract or written out duties and expectations regarding your employment with the company.

  • What Happens When You Skip Your DUI Court Date?

    Being arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a grave matter, but sometimes people don't treat these situations with the seriousness they require. In fact, it's not unusual for people to ignore court dates because they think the charges are no big deal, but here are two ways that doing this can cause even more trouble for defendants. Legal Repercussions A DUI case is like the Terminator in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie of the same name.

  • Neighborhood Gathering End With Injuries? 4 Reasons To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

    Summer is here. Some areas of the country are allowing small social gatherings to occur again. If your first venture back to a social gathering resulted in an injury, you need to seek help as soon as possible. If you've already sought medical help for the injuries, you might think that's the only help you need. However, you may also need legal help, especially if you're not getting anywhere with your personal injury claim.

  • Auto Accidents With An Uninsured Driver: Common FAQ

    Even though having car insurance is extremely important, and legally required in 48 of the 50 states in the country, there are still many people who choose to drive without auto insurance. Unfortunately, if you are ever in an auto accident, through no fault of your own, and the other driver does not have car insurance, it can making getting paid for your damages and injuries a little trickier than usual.

  • Worker's Compensation After A Company Closure: The Facts

    Injuries in the workplace are, unfortunately, fairly common. Most workplace injuries can be handled with your employer's worker's compensation insurance. However, you have to wonder what would happen if your employer closed permanently while you are receiving your worker's compensation benefits. In today's economic climate, it is sadly not uncommon to see businesses closing abruptly. During times of financial struggle, a company, no matter the size, can suddenly end. This can understandably cause you to have concerns about your future worker's compensation payments.

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    Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

    I'll be up front: I have a criminal record. As someone who's spent lots--and lots--of time looking for a job in my life, I've gotten used to being up front with this fact. It's difficult to get hired with this on my record, and frankly, it never gets less scary to have to tell an interviewer about it. But that doesn't mean I'm unemployable. I'm a hard worker who can bring a lot to any company. And I also know what an employer needs to do for me. I know my rights. There's no federal law protecting me from discrimination due to my record, but there are plenty of state laws that make it a little easier for me. If you're looking for a job and you have a criminal record, read through this information. Protect yourself during a job search. Know your rights.