Blog | October 23, 2020

Unemployment Payments Are Running Out for Millions, Even as Long-Term Unemployment Surges

An acute crisis looms as the number of long-term unemployed workers—people out of work for 26 weeks or longer—is ballooning.

Blog | October 9, 2020

A Carceral Pandemic: The Normalization of Mass Death and Mass Criminalization

As we come into the sixth month of social distancing and a myriad of overlapping, co-constitutive crises, it’s both easy(…)

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.

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