The EEOC held a public hearing last week to consider the extent to which criminal background checks form a barrier to employment, particularly for members of minority groups. A recent study by the National Employment Law Project, concluding that the barriers can indeed be steep, called for reforms in laws and policies to provide better protections for workers.

We discuss and debate this issue on this week’s episode of the legal affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. Helping us consider all sides of this complex issue are:

Listen to or download this week’s show: The Debate over Background Checks & Hiring Practices | Legal Talk Network.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.