Conducting Criminal Record Checks in Michigan

Questions about criminal records in Michigan are limited to felony charges.

The backgrounds of health professionals may be investigated before being granted licenses. Licensing will be denied if statutorily-specified convictions are discovered.

In Michigan, private security guard licensees must take fingerprints of their employees and prospective employees--employees may be employed temporarily pending processing and approval.

Unless the requirement is waived, all persons employed by a broker-dealer, commodity issuer or investment advisor who are regularly employed must be fingerprinted as a condition of employment.

It is unlawful for Michigan employers to compel newly hired employees or employees returning from leave to pay the cost of fingerprinting.

It is a crime in Michigan for a person to obtain or attempt to obtain another person's personal identity information with the intent of unlawfully using the information to obtain employment without the person's authorization.