National Employment Law Project
90 Broad Street, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10004
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.
Three new policy briefs look at workers’ comp, job flexibility, and background checks in the “gig economy.”
We applaud the President for embracing the role of the federal government as a model employer.
Occupational license disqualifications remain entrenched in state laws for people with records.
The president can ensure that federal contractors eliminate unfair hiring barriers facing the 70 million Americans who have records.
Union-led programs inside and outside prisons are helping the formerly incarcerated find meaningful employment.