In today’s Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty, Steve Palazzolo talks with Warner attorney Janelle Shankin. They discuss Michigan’s Clean Slate Act and how it expanded the list of misdemeanors and felonies that are now eligible for expungement, including traffic offenses, past marijuana convictions and some non-violent felonies. In collaboration with Legal Aid of West Michigan and the NAACP, Warner’s team of pro bono attorneys are actively helping Kent County residents set aside expungable records.
So how does the Clean Slate Act impact Michigan employers and the job application process? Are employers allowed to inquire about prior convictions when interviewing prospective employees or do job applications need to be revised? What about laws from other states when hiring out-of-state employees? Steve and Janelle address these questions and more.
To learn more about the Clean Slate Act and the impact on employers, click on the link below to view the video. If you are interested in learning more about Warner’s work with Legal Aid of West Michigan and the NAACP as it pertains to expungements, please connect with your Warner attorney.
The Clean Slate Act's Impact on Employers
Look for additional Warner recordings in the near future from Steve Palazzolo’s podcast “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty.”