Blog | February 7, 2020

Removing Barriers to Occupational Licensing for D.C. Residents – NELP D.C. Council Testimony

Last week, NELP provided testimony in support of the “Removing Barriers to Occupational Licensing for Returning Citizens Amendment Act of(…)

Blog | September 27, 2018

NELP and NAACP-LDF File Amicus Supporting EEOC Guidance on the Formerly Incarcerated

It is well understood—and well documented—that people with arrest and conviction records face significant barriers to employment. Conservative estimates indicate that(…)

Blog | August 30, 2018

Why NELP Supports the #PrisonStrike

The National Employment Law Project (“NELP”) expresses solidarity with the incarcerated individuals and organizers striking across the country who are now entering(…)

Blog | February 23, 2018

Fair Chance Hiring in the Golden State: 10 “Best Practices” for Employers

Our analysis of California fair chance laws will help employers comply with the law and advance best practices.

Blog | January 19, 2018

Seven States Adopted Fair Chance Policies in 2017

2017 was another year of significant progress for the fair chance hiring movement.

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.

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.

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.

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