News Releases | December 17, 2019

Congress Passes Landmark ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

News Releases | December 17, 2019

Congress Passes Landmark ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

700,000 new job applicants with records will now have fairer chance at federal agency and contractor employment

News Releases | December 11, 2019

U.S House Passes the Fair Chance Act as Part of Defense Bill

More than 700,000 Americans will soon gain a fairer chance at finding federal employment.

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(…)

News Releases | March 13, 2018

Washington Gov. Inslee Signs Fair Chance Act, Extending ‘Ban the Box’ to Private Employers

Washington becomes the 11th state to adopt fair-chance reforms for the private sector.

News Releases | February 5, 2018

Texas Federal Court Ruling Undermines Employment Discrimination Protections for People With Records

Although disappointing, the court’s order is not a license to discriminate against job-seekers with records. Title VII remains the law.

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.

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