North Carolina State Laws
Additional State Laws
Effective December 1, 2018The “Certificate of Relief” Bill
North Carolina passed a bill to help job seekers who have criminal convictions. House Bill 774 (HB 774) expands the scenarios under which individuals may apply for a “Certificate of Relief.” Employers are encouraged to hire individuals who earn this certificate.
Former offenders may be eligible to receive a certificate if they:
The bill also creates protections for employers:
HB 774 was signed by Governor Roy Cooper and goes into effect on December 1, 2018.
Effective December 1, 2017New Rules For Expunging Criminal Records