National Employment Law Project
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Ban-the-box is just one part of a comprehensive racial justice and economic opportunity agenda.
Beverly Harrison hopes that her story will illustrate the importance of fair chance hiring policies.
Businesses are looking beyond the stigma of a record and giving people a fair chance to work.
Fair chance hiring and occupational licensing reform bills are taking off across the country.
Across the nation, impressive strides were taken in 2016 towards expanding fair-chance hiring policies for people with records.
Barriers to occupational licenses for those with even minor arrest or conviction records cast an unnecessarily long shadow.
Employers who can look beyond the stigma of a record may find some of their most dedicated workers.
The problem isn’t ban-the-box policies; it’s the race discrimination exposed by the policies.
Whether pro or con fingerprinting, all sides should support legislation to clean up FBI background checks for employment.