How a Misdemeanor Can Destroy Your Future and Career

Although misdemeanor convictions are not as serious as felony convictions, both can still negatively impact an individual’s job search. It is an employer’s legal right to ask about criminal records and retrieve criminal history reports for job applicants. But it is important for applicants to understand that they are not required to disclose past arrests that did not lead to convictions. Federal laws and many state laws also are in place that limit how employers can utilize past criminal records when making hiring decisions.

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