Helping Individuals with criminal records Reenter through Employment

Employers

The National H.I.R.E. Network is committed to working closely with employers to:

  • Access qualified workers by identifying intermediaries that can meet their hiring needs.
  • Reduce liability risks and remaining in compliance with relevant state and federal laws that govern the hiring of people with criminal records.
  • Be knowledgeable of employment law and policy trends that will affect their hiring practices.
  • Be equipped to make fair and appropriate hiring decisions that will help them attract and retain a skilled workforce.

Resources

Best Practice Standards: The Propers Use of Criminal Records in Hiring

What Employers Need to Know: 5 Essential Elements for Fair Hiring

Legal Information:

Are Employers Permitted to Ask Applicants about Arrests on Job Applications?

State Tax Credits

EEOC: Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Practical Information:

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Negligent Hiring Concerns

The Use of Honesty Tests as a Means of Screening Job Applicants

Federal Bonding Program

Back to Business: How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Jobseekers Benefits Your Company