Considering Applicants’ Criminal Backgrounds in Hiring Decisions

On November 4, 2019, Oklahoma experienced the largest single-day commutation in U.S. history. A total of 527 people saw their sentences for low-level drug and nonviolent offenses reduced. This day marked the first fruits of concerted efforts to reduce Oklahoma’s prison population. With this and future efforts to reduce the prison population and return individuals to productive society, employers will be more frequently faced with the question: what should be done when an applicant has a criminal history? More.


Associated People:

Michael W. Bowling

Practice Area:

Labor & Employment