Oklahoma Frees 462 Inmates in Largest Single Day Commutation to Give Offenders a Second Chance

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 4, 2019, Oklahoma – the state with the second highest incarceration rate in the United States – freed 462 inmates from prison through commuted sentences under House Bill 1269 (HB 1269), the largest such action in state and national history, “giving hundreds of non-violent, low-level …

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Employers May Consider Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Substance Use Disorders in Hiring Crunch

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With “an estimated 23.5 million adults in recovery from substance use disorder and 5 million people who were formerly incarcerated” – along with a historically low unemployment rate causing a hiring crunch in a tight job market – employers that need workers may consider these two previously …

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Background Screening Expert Explains Why Employers Should Consider Workers with Criminal Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Should employers consider workers with a criminal record? Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Strategic Growth at Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global background screening firm headquartered in California, helps employers answer that question in an article she wrote for the publication “2019 In Search of Excellence in …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases Guide to California, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Ban the Box Laws

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background screening firm headquartered in the San Francisco, California area – has released a complimentary white paper entitled “A Guide to Following California, Los Angeles & San Francisco Fair Chance Hiring and Ban the Box Laws” to help employers …

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California Introduces Legislation to Automate Arrest and Conviction Relief for Eligible Ex-Offenders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 7, 2019, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) introduced California Assembly Bill 1076 (AB 1076) to efficiently automate the arrest and conviction relief for eligible ex-offenders, according to a press release on Assemblymember Ting’s website.

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