1. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Expunge. Expunge who(se) record?

    Rand Paul (R-Ky) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) recently introduced the REDEEM Act (Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment). This is another decently thought out, bipartisan proposition to get behind broad-based criminal justice reform. Kudos to them! I am a huge fan of criminal justice reform! However, the problem we face right now in our justice system is so complicated and so complex that …Read More

  2. Misfit Toys Seeking Employment

    We can't turn on the news these days without being reminded of all of the words and phrases in the English language that will soon catapult us to the Island of Misfit Toys, my new politically correct word for "jail", for simply uttering them. As a business owner, if we mistakenly call a "he" a "she" or a "she" a "he", our businesses will now go bankrupt due to the astronomical fines imposed. Most …Read More

  3. Help! My employees are sinners! What do I do?

    Love them. That was the directive that God gave me when two of my employees confided in me about some things that were going on in their lives. Before I go further into the story, I want to be very clear about what I believe as a Christian: we are all sinners. However, I employ felons, and there seems to be an overarching attitude that the sins of felons are somehow ranked higher (worse) than the …Read More

  4. Hiring Felons – To ban the box or not to ban the box. That is the question.

    Fair Chance Hiring legislation is a hot topic right now. Banning the box refers to the box on the application that asks if a candidate has a criminal background. The question on the application is not standard and examples include: "have you everbeen convicted of a felony" to "have you been convicted of a felony in the last 7 years" to "have you been arrested, charged, convicted, plead guilty or n…Read More