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CLS Releases "Legal Remedies and Limitations: Employment of People with Criminal Records in Pen

This revised document that details the legal restrictions regarding hiring and occupational licensing when someone has a criminal conviction in Pennsylvania. It includes some legal remedies as well. Many thanks to Janet Ginzberg at Community Legal Services for updating the document.

NOTE HOWEVER: The landscape changes constantly, so please make sure to tell anyone you share it with that there is always something in it that is out of date!

(Click to access the complete document)

Another resource that includes both federal and state limitations on employment (and other matters) for people with convictions is the national clearinghouse on collateral consequences – a searchable database:

These and other reentry employment resources can be found on the Reentry Coalition’s website: (scroll down to bottom and click on the Employment Subcommittee folder).

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