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Blog | October 9, 2020

A Carceral Pandemic: The Normalization of Mass Death and Mass Criminalization

As we come into the sixth month of social distancing and a myriad of overlapping, co-constitutive crises, it’s both easy(…)

News Releases | September 24, 2020

In Solidarity With Breonna Taylor’s Family

NELP extends our deepest condolences and solidarity to the family of Breonna Taylor.

Blog | February 7, 2020

Removing Barriers to Occupational Licensing for D.C. Residents – NELP D.C. Council Testimony

Last week, NELP provided testimony in support of the “Removing Barriers to Occupational Licensing for Returning Citizens Amendment Act of(…)

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 | September 13, 2018

Civil and Worker Rights Groups File Amicus Brief Defending EEOC Guidance on Use of Criminal Background Checks in Employment

The EEOC guidance advises employers that certain background check policies may constitute unlawful employment discrimination.

Blog | August 30, 2018

Why NELP Supports the #PrisonStrike

The National Employment Law Project (“NELP”) expresses solidarity with the incarcerated individuals and organizers striking across the country who are now entering(…)

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.

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