HB 3056 – Employee Background Fairness Act (Rep. Sonya Harper)

Restoring Opportunities and Justice Reform

Restoring Opportunities and Justice Reform

CRS continues to advocate with the Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois, a coalition of organizers, advocates who have experienced the criminal system, and policy folks from Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Community Renewal Society and Heartland Alliance. In 2019, RROCI is championing:

HB 3056 –Too often, individuals with criminal records are categorically denied the chance for employment or advancement due to criminal history records. Applicants are not always provided the background check conducted by potential employers. This bill mandates a fair and transparent process for employers to follow: provide copies of background checks to applicants; allow an opportunity for mitigating or corrective information; and conduct an individualized assessment of each candidate.