Clean Slate Law

The Clean Slate Act is a growing movement that will continue to impact hiring nationally. Currently, 12 States have passed laws to meet the criteria for Clean Slate legislation. The minimum criteria a state must meet to meet CSI standards include automation of record clearance, automatic clearance upon eligibility of the record, inclusion of arrest records, misdemeanor records, and a strong recommendation for laws to include eligibility of at least one felony record.

The Clean Slate Act, is an effort to grant individuals with past non-violent convictions a fresh start by automatically clearing their records after a predetermined period of good behavior.

How can Workway help? We have a team of experts who are consistently monitoring these changes and updating laws for our clients. In addition, when we assist you and your team in hiring, we carefully abide by all changes to adhere to each state’s hiring process. Using our Temp and Temp to Hire services will guarantee that our employees placed with you are compliant. In addition, when you using our Direct Hire services, we can always answer any questions and provide consultation on your current hiring practices. We believe in COLLABORATION!

This movement continues to grow and below are some recent news items:

Sheena Meade, Leader of the Movement, aims to have the Clean Slate Laws in practice in 15 states from 2023-2029.

The Clean Slate law has recently garnered significant attention in the news due to its groundbreaking impact on criminal record expungement. Many employers, recognizing the importance of giving people a second chance and the potential for a more diverse and skilled workforce, have adjusted their hiring policies to include individuals with expunged records.

Progression of Clean Slate legislation moves toward Congress, which moves toward having a greater impact nationally rather than on a case-by-case basis. The Clean Slate Initiative hopes to streamline practices and procedures through the structure of their laws. The passing of Clean Slate Acts in states will mean that background checks and records will be changing practice as these laws are implemented.

In an ever-evolving business landscape, companies always seek top talent to drive success. Our Workway recruiters are trained to help our clients and candidates navigate the job application environment through changes and societal evolution.

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