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Ann Arbor Won’t Bar Job Applicants with Felonies

As a result of Ann Arbor city council action taken on May 5, 2014, city job applicants who have past felony conviction will not be barred from employment by the city of Ann Arbor – unless the exclusion is “job-related for the position in question and consistent with business necessity.”

The resolution directs city staff to revise the city’s employment application to eliminate a requirement that applicants disclose past criminal records – except for police and fire department applicants. Criminal background checks will not be conducted until after an applicant is determined to be otherwise qualified for the position and has received a conditional offer of employment.

And when a criminal background check is conducted, the following factors will need to be … [Full Story]