News Releases | October 25, 2017

Civil & Worker Rights Groups File Amicus Brief Supporting EEOC Guidance on Use of Criminal Background Checks in Employment

The EEOC guidance helps employers understand and comply with our nation’s civil rights laws, and reflects common sense.

News Releases | October 15, 2017

California Governor Brown Signs Fair Chance Act, Extending ‘Ban the Box’ to Private Employers

California becomes the 10th state to adopt background check reforms for private-sector employers.

News Releases | September 12, 2017

Removing Barriers to Economic Opportunity for Americans with Criminal Records Is Focus of New Multistate Initiative

NELP and allies will partner with state-based leaders in criminal justice reform and re-entry to advance two policies: clean-slate automatic(…)

News Releases | August 1, 2017

Civil Rights & Worker Rights Groups Seek to Defend Landmark EEOC Criminal Records Guidance in Texas Federal Lawsuit

The EEOC’s common-sense guidance encourages fair consideration of all qualified job applicants.

News Releases | April 6, 2017

Congress Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Formerly Incarcerated and People with Records Have Fair Chance to Work

The bills are modeled after reforms adopted in 26 states and 150+ localities.

News Releases | December 12, 2016

L.A. Enacts Landmark ‘Ban the Box’ Law Covering Private Employers

Los Angeles becomes the 15th locality in the nation to adopt a private-sector fair-chance hiring policy.

News Releases | November 3, 2016

Philanthropies Offer New Toolkit for Fair-Chance Hiring of People with Records

A step-by-step guide to making workplace diversity and inclusion a reality.

News Releases | April 26, 2016

Report: States Fall Short in Removing Occupational Licensing Barriers for Workers with Records

Occupational license disqualifications remain entrenched in state laws for people with records.

News Releases | April 25, 2016

Over 125 Groups Urge President Obama to “Finish the Job” and Extend Ban-the-Box to Federal Contractors

The president can ensure that federal contractors eliminate unfair hiring barriers facing the 70 million Americans who have records.

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