New legislation proposed by New Jersey lawmakers would limit employers' ability to inquire about the criminal histories of job applicants. The new measure, known as the Opportunity to Compete Act, would improve civil rights protections for those who may have been convicted of traffic violations, domestic violence and a variety of other criminal allegations. In other words, those who have criminal histories would be able to find and keep jobs faster and easier than they have in the past.
Domestic violence accusations are very serious, and many individuals are charged with domestic violence every year in New Jersey. Allegations of domestic violence can result in serious charges against an individual that can impact the rest of his or her life is he or she is convicted.