Michigan employers would no longer be able to ask on a job application if a person has been convicted of a felony. That is if one state lawmaker has his way.
Research shows a criminal record can reduce the likelihood of a job callback or offer by nearly 50%.
To help change that, State Representative Fred Durhal of Detroit wants to ban employers from including a question about criminal convictions on job applications.
He says too often employers throw away job applications if the applicant checks the criminal conviction box.