Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

  • 5 Reasons Why You Need A Prenuptial Agreement

    Are you engaged to be married? While you may be busy with wedding planning, it's also important that you take care of some financial planning. When you get married, you'll be combining incomes, assets, and even debt with your new spouse. While you'll likely have a long and happy marriage, it's always good to prepare for the possibility that you may not. In the event of a divorce, unwinding your combined finances could be tricky.

  • Six Ways To Hurt Your Kids During A Divorce

    Divorce hurts -- no doubt about it. It hurts your offspring perhaps the most, and this is partly because they are powerless to do anything about it. They also can feel torn in their loyalties between you and your ex. It is important for you to avoid making the following mistakes that can harm your children. 1.  Refuse to Cooperate or Negotiate with the Other Parent While dividing up your assets may be difficult and take some time, issues involving your children should take precedence.

  • 3 Tips for Negotiating a Mortgage Modification

    Are you having trouble paying your mortgage? Have you fallen months behind on your payments? If so, foreclosure may be looming on the horizon. Very often, struggling homeowners choose to ignore the problem, hoping that it will somehow go away on its own. That's usually a mistake. Your lender probably doesn't want to foreclose on your home. That will leave them with a property that they'll have to maintain and sell.

  • What's In A Name?: Should You Change Your Name After Divorce?

    In the past, it has been customary in America for women to change their names after marriage. Today, the standards are not so consistent. Many women choose to change their names, and some keep their last names. Some families hyphenate their names and others choose entirely new names. No matter what you choose to do during the marriage, you might want to change your name after a divorce. Of course, this is not always an easy decision.

  • A Settlement After A Brain Injury Should Address Intangible Losses

    If your spouse has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you have learned firsthand that this type of injury can cause significant personality changes. The two of you may plan to stay married, but the situation could be difficult if your spouse is quite a bit different than the person you knew before the accident. If you have not yet accepted a financial settlement, consult a personal injury lawyer to learn how much compensation you may actually deserve.

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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.