Employment & Licensing: Materials for Employers
- Fact sheet from the Michigan Bar explaining employment rights for people with criminal records.
- An Act to encourage and contribute to the rehabilitation of former offenders and to assist them in the assumption of the responsibilities of citizenship.
- Statute prohibiting employers from requesting, making, or maintaining a record of information regarding misdemeanors for employment purposes.
Overviews of Employer Rights and Responsibilities When 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.
- Pamphlet from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights on employer responsibilities.
- Overview of benefits to employers; also addresses issues like negligent hiring.
- A sample policy that addresses employer concerns about hiring people with records while giving people with records a fair chance to compete for jobs.
- An overview of model city and county hiring policies developed by NELP in order to remove unfair barriers to employment of people with criminal records.
- Report detailing the role that commercial background screening companies play in the collection, maintenance, sale, and dissemination of criminal records. Prepared by SEARCH and The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics.
Financial Incentives for Hiring People with Criminal Records
- Details advantages to employers who hire qualified job applicants with criminal records.
- Employers who hire people with criminal records may be eligible to receive free federal bond insurance for those employees.
- 9 New ways Employers can earn Federal Income Tax Credits.
- Powerpoint on negligent hiring liability in Michigan.
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