For most jobs, employer background checks are unnecessary. However, if your company performs background checks for some or all positions, it can adopt policies to reduce unfair barriers to hiring workers with arrest and conviction records. NELP’s eight-part “Fair Chance Hiring for Employers” series of policy briefs comprehensively explores the steps employers can take toward fair chance hiring. Part One lays out many of the reasons your company should implement the steps to fair chance hiring outlined in Parts Two to Eight of this series.


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