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Employment & Licensing: Legal Overviews

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Self-Help Materials

Got a Record? Know Your Rights: Employment

Fact sheet from the Michigan Bar explaining employment rights for people with criminal records.

National HIRE Network: Completing Employment Applications

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

National Employment Law Project (NELP)

Online resource for individuals with criminal records seeking employment.

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.

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

Comprehensive resource on federal restrictions.

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

A supplement to the legal outline above.

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.

Model City and County Hiring Policies

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.

Additional Resources

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Web page for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an organization responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against job applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Other pages in this section: Legal Overviews - Materials for Employers - Policy Reports & Recommendations - Occupational Licensing - Disparate Impact Claims Under Title VII - Sex Offender Restrictions - Parole and Probation Restrictions

Restrictions for Specific Jobs: Accounting - Banking - Childcare - Education - Firefighters - Gaming - Government Employment and Government Contracting - Health Professionals - Insurance - Labor and Employee Benefits - Long-Term Care - Military Service - Security Guard and Private Security - Transportation

Section overview: Employment & Licensing

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