Can a drunk driving conviction affect a person’s job prospects?
When a drunk driving conviction is on a person's record, it can lead to all sorts of unwanted consequences. One of those consequences has to do with the individual's future employability. How can a DUI affect one's ability to get a job?All states in the nation, including New York, must adhere to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, which addresses the issue of background checks. A person's arrest record cannot be reported after seven years have passed, but this is not so when one is convicted of a crime, which may always be reported. In addition, the FCRA reporting restrictions are only imposed on those positions that pay less than $75,000 annually.That being said, in fourteen states, including New York, the weight given to such convictions when it comes to [...]