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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 25, 2014

A new law in Tennessee is paving the way for jobs applicants with a criminal past to gain employment, WDEF News 12 reports. Next Tuesday, the Tennessee Negligent and Retention law takes effect allowing employers to hire an ex-offender who has received a "certificate of employability" after paying his or her dues to society. In return, employers would be protected from liability suits if the ex-offender with a violent past assaults a fellow co-worker. The new law guarantees that safety only to a certain point — if an ex-offender with a certificate of employability remains employed after showing new signs of danger or violence, the company is liable.