Thursday, May 31, 2012

MarketWatch, May 31, 2012, Thursday


May 31, 2012, Thursday

MarketWatch (full article)

Cross-Sector Project Takes New Approach to Employment of Ex-Offenders

"Companies are so focused on concerns about negligent hiring, discrimination lawsuits and bad publicity, it has been difficult to get them to even discuss this issue openly," said Esta R. Bigler, Director of Cornell ILR's Labor & Employment Law Program and a panelist at Thursday's Solution Series event. "A third-party employer model like Fedcap's offers a way to increase employers' comfort level with onsite workers who have criminal histories. And, directly engaging business executives in this conversation from the start will make sure the lessons for advancing workplace practices are more effective in solving this intractable problem."