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Legal Topics: Background Checks

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  • Minnesota Statutes, Index topic Background Checks and Studies.
  • Resources:

  • Criminal Background Check Statutes: An Overview , from the Research Department, Minnesota House of Representatives.
  • Employment Background Checks: A Jobseeker's Guide
  • How can I obtain a copy of my criminal record?, (FBI) from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
  • Laws Affecting Employment of Persons with Felony Convictions, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • Minnesota Expands "Ban the Box" to Private Employers, from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.
  • Minnesota Public Criminal History, from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  • Minnesota Criminal History Record Search FAQ, from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  • Navigating the Maze of Criminal Records Retrieval, from LLRX.
  • Running Background Checks on Job Applicants, from Nolo
  • Search Minnesota Public Criminal History
  • Small Business Owner Background Check Guide
  • FAQ on Employment Background Checks
  • Volunteer Background Checks: Giving Back Without Giving Up on Privacy
  • Related Topics: Collateral Consequences of Felony Conviction; Expungement; Pardons.


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