New Maine Law Says A Biz Can’t Ask About Your Criminal History

By doing this, there will be a greater pool of applicants, and Maine needs this right now to fill empty jobs in a time where they’re so crucial to our economy. James Myall, a policy director at the Maine Center for Economic Policy, said this:

Mainers’ past mistakes should not continue to damage their chances of employment and economic prosperity for the rest of their lives. These inquiries create new barriers to opportunity for Mainers who have served their time and are trying to re-enter society in one of the most central ways: by getting a job and earning an income.

Click here to read the full story, first published July 26, 2021, in Q106.5.