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WI Assembly Republican Proposes Bill Guaranteed to Increase Crime Rate

Last week Assembly Bill 286 was introduced by state Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc. Teh bill, in effect, allows employers to refuse to hire someone because they are a felon and, even more reprehensibly, fire them even if they are already working based solely on their status as a felon. As the law exists now, employers cannot discriminate against people with a felony conviction unless there is a substantial connection between the circumstances surrounding the conviction and the job itself. In addition to changing this section of the law, the bill more ยป