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Employment: General Information and Legal Outlines

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Legal Information

Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: A Legal Outline for Michigan

The employment section of this outline includes extensive information on various laws barring employment in different industries.

Legal Outline of Authorities and Decisions Related to Criminal Records and Employment

A legal outline of the major laws and cases regulating criminal background checks.

Supplement to Legal Outline of Authorities & Decisions Related to Criminal Records and Employment

Criminal Convictions as a Barrier to Employment: How Attorneys Can Help People with Records Get a Second Chance

An overview of MI law related to the employment of people with criminal records.

Internal Exile: Collateral Consequences of Conviction in Federal Laws and Regulations

Comprehensive resource on federal restrictions.

Self-Help Materials

Know Your Rights: Getting and Keeping a Job If You've Got a Criminal Record

Fact sheet on the employment rights of people with criminal records.

National HIRE Network: Completing Employment Applications

Advice on filling out an employment application if you have a criminal record.

Materials for Employers

Employer's Guide to Hiring People with Criminal Records

Contains information on employer's legal rights and responsibilities related to hiring people with records, as well as a sample employment policy.

Information for Employers About Hiring an Ex-Offender

Overview of benefits to employers; also addresses issues like negligent hiring.

National HIRE Network: Financial Incentives to Encourage Employers to Hire Job Applicants with Criminal Records

Details advantages to employers who hire qualified job applicants with criminal records.

Fidelity Bonding Program

Employers who hire people with criminal records may be eligible to receive free federal bond insurance for those employees.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit

9 New ways Employers can earn Federal Income Tax Credits.

Model Employer Policy For Criminal Background Checks

A sample policy that addresses employer concerns about hiring people with records while giving people with records a fair chance to compete for jobs.

Negligent Hiring: A Myth or Reality for Employers?

Explains negligent hiring law and offers tips for employers and job developers to address this issue.

Policy Information

Report of the Working Group on Reentry Regarding Barriers to the Employment of People with Criminal Records

Employment of former offenders is critical to reducing recidivism. In order to promote the employment of people with criminal records, Michigan should reduce the legal and practical barriers that they confront. This report lays out specific measures Michigan should take to reduce recidivism.

CLASP Fact Sheet: Barred From Jobs: Ex-Offenders Thwarted in Attempts to Earn a Living.

The report contains an introduction with background information on the employment of people with criminal records.

Major U.S. Cities Adopt New Hiring Policies Removing Unfair Barriers to Employment of People with Criminal Records.

Provides an overview of city hiring policies that postpone criminal background checks until late in the hiring process, making it more likely that people with records will be considered for employment.

Overview of the Workforce Investment Act

The Workforce Investment Act provides funding for job training program. This document provides an overview of the act.

Criminal Background Checks and Hiring Practices

A list of social science research papers related to criminal background checks and employment.

Policy Brief on Restricting Employment Based on Criminal Records

Discusses how to inventory and evaluate legal barriers to the employment of people with criminal records.
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