Blog | December 29, 2016

Fair-Chance Policies Adopted in 7 States and 28 Localities in 2016

Across the nation, impressive strides were taken in 2016 towards expanding fair-chance hiring policies for people with records.

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.

Commentary | November 2, 2016

A Fair Chance for Two Million New York City Jobseekers

The Fair Chance Act aims to ensure fairness in the job search for people with an arrest or conviction record.

Blog | October 7, 2016

A Mistake That Lasts a Lifetime

Barriers to occupational licenses for those with even minor arrest or conviction records cast an unnecessarily long shadow.

Blog | September 26, 2016

Why Businesses Should Reach Out to 70 Million Americans Excluded From the Workforce

Employers who can look beyond the stigma of a record may find some of their most dedicated workers.

Blog | August 11, 2016

New NELP Analysis Criticizes Ban-the-Box Studies

The problem isn’t ban-the-box policies; it’s the race discrimination exposed by the policies.

Blog | July 14, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Fingerprinting Uber Drivers

Whether pro or con fingerprinting, all sides should support legislation to clean up FBI background checks for employment.

Blog | June 24, 2016

NELP Releases New Studies of “Gig Economy” Workers’ Rights

Three new policy briefs look at workers’ comp, job flexibility, and background checks in the “gig economy.”

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