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.

Blog | April 27, 2017

Strong Momentum for Fair-Chance Hiring and Occupational Licensing Reform in 2017

Fair chance hiring and occupational licensing reform bills are taking off across the country.

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.

Blog | October 7, 2016

A Mistake That Lasts a Lifetime

Via: Democracy Journal

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

Via: Forbes.com

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.”

Blog | March 18, 2016

2016 Is Shaping Up to Be Another Strong Year for Fair-Hiring Reform

21 states and over 100 cities and counties have taken action to reduce hiring barriers faced by people with records.

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