Blog | November 7, 2017

Two Years of New York City’s Fair Chance Act: From Robust Legislation to Effective Enforcement

The FCA remains one of the strongest fair chance hiring laws in the country.

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.

Press Clips | October 21, 2017

Ban The Box: What This New Law Means For Potential Employees With A Criminal Record

Fair chance hiring is about an applicant being viewed as a person, not just as a checkbox on an application.

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(…)

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.

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