Category: Employment

What Info Shows Up on an Employment Background Check?

When you apply for a job, you may be subject to a background check. Many people are, so you’re definitely not alone. But what type of information can an employer see on a background check? This guide explains.

What Info Shows Up on an Employment Background Check?

Employers in Chicago and the surrounding communities are allowed to conduct criminal background checks on prospective job applicants. That’s to ensure that they Read More

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Can Employers See Sealed Records?

If you have a criminal record, you may be wondering whether your employer (or a prospective employer) can see it. This guide explains.

Can Employers See Sealed Records?

For the most part, employers can’t see sealed records. In fact, most people can’t see them. That means if someone runs an average background check to learn more about you, your criminal record won’t show up. However, there’s a catch: Anyone who Read More

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What Do I Have to Tell Employers About My Expunged Criminal Record in Illinois?

If you have an expunged criminal record in Illinois, you may be wondering what you need to tell potential employers about it. The good news is that the law does provide some guidance on this issue; the bad news is that there are still a lot of unanswered questions. We’re here to clear up some of the confusion.

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Can You Get a Government Security Clearance With a Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people who want to work for the United States government, you may need a security clearance – but can you get one with a criminal record? This guide explains.

Can You Get a Government Security Clearance With a Criminal Record?

The U.S. government grants security clearances based on how trustworthy it believes a person is. investigators working for the government delve into your past as an Read More

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Can an Employer Ask Me About My Criminal Record in Illinois?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a criminal record, you know that it can prevent you from getting the job you want, finding a decent place to live, or even taking out a loan – but are employers actually allowed to ask you about your record? Here’s what you need to know.

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How Can Employers Use Your Criminal History Against You?

We’ve all heard of potential employers scouring through social media profiles to find out more about the people they may hire, but what about criminal records? Just how much can a potential employer learn about you – and what can they use against you?

How Can Employers Use Your Criminal History Against You in Illinois?

About 65 million Americans have criminal records, and statistics show that about 92 percent of Read More

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Drug Charges and Getting a Job

Getting a job is hard enough without a past drug charge casting a shadow on your past. Fortunately, with the help of a talented Chicago expungement lawyer, you may be able to have your records locked away where potential employers won’t find them.

The Facts on Drug Charges and Employment

Statistics suggest that more than 80 percent of employers do criminal background checks on people they want to hire. Having Read More

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3 Things You Need to Know About Expungement

3 Things You Need to Know About Expungements:

A blemish on your criminal record can stay forever – and it can damage your chances of getting a job, a security clearance or even credit. Mistakes made in the past should remain in the past, but most people need the help of an attorney to ensure that they stay there. If you intend to have your record expunged in Chicago, there Read More

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Attention Job Seekers!

This week, I have both good news and bad news for Chicagoland jobseekers.  The good news is that unemployment is on the decline.  Job positions are available and companies are expanding.  In short, good employees are needed in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs!

The bad news, however, is that companies looking to hire are toughening their standards.  Most companies won’t even consider those with a criminal background of any sort.  Read More

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