The Chicago Employment Law Blog

May 2013 Archives

Can Employers Use Criminal History in Hiring Decisions?

A background check can make the difference between a candidate snagging the job or getting the boot. But it's important for employers to tread carefully when looking into a candidate's criminal history.

As it turns out, prospective employers can't always use whatever they find in the hiring process.

Illinois, like many other states, limits an employer's ability to look into a job applicant's criminal history.