Hiring managers often refrain from hiring those with criminal backgrounds for several reasons: fear of the person committing another crime, fear of negligent hiring lawsuits, and fear of customer reactions or how other employees will respond. But fair chance or second chance laws across the country are offering a triple win: 1. Employers get workers, 2. Those with convictions get a job and 3. Having a job decreases the chance of re-offending, which lowers the cost to society.