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Businesses Face New Guidelines When Hiring Ex-Offenders


Friday - July 20, 2012 at 07:52 am


Common sense would suggest that businesses consider criminal records when making the determination to hire or retain employees.  However, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued some guidelines that create potential liabilities when employers exclude or terminate employment based on someone's criminal background.   

Mike Switzer interviews Mark Bakker, a civil litigator and employment lawyer with the Wyche law firm. in Greenville, SC.  Mark has been at Wyche over 15 years, handling litigation in federal and state courts, and advising a variety of employers and individuals on employment law.  www.wyche.com

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