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.

Blog | August 29, 2017

Ban-the-Box “Statistical Discrimination” Studies Draw the Wrong Conclusions

Ban-the-box is just one part of a comprehensive racial justice and economic opportunity agenda.

Blog | August 2, 2017

Dallas Woman Hopes Her Story Will Help Defend Progress on Fair Chance Hiring

Beverly Harrison hopes that her story will illustrate the importance of fair chance hiring policies.

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.

Commentary | July 4, 2017

Alameda County Must Honor its Pledge to Train, Hire People With Records

It’s time for Alameda County to honor its pledge to connect people with records with job opportunities.

Blog | June 23, 2017

Why Employers Are Hiring People With Records

Businesses are looking beyond the stigma of a record and giving people a fair chance to work.

Commentary | May 25, 2017

Do ‘Ban-the-Box’ Laws Help Expand Employers’ Candidate Pools?

When employers look past the stigma of a criminal record, they find highly-qualified and motivated workers.

Blog | April 27, 2017

Strong Momentum for Fair-Chance Hiring and Occupational Licensing Reform in 2017

Fair chance hiring and occupational licensing reform bills are taking off across the country.

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.

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