Posts Tagged: NELP

Update on Ban the Box Laws: A Growing Movement

ban the box update

If it seems to you like Ban the Box laws are everywhere, you are not far off. The National Employment Law Project (NELP) estimates that up to 185 million U.S. citizens are living in a ban-the-box jurisdiction, taking states and local governments into account. That’s more than half the country’s current population. Ban the Box… Read more »

5 Tips for Using Criminal History in the Hiring Process

So, you want to know if your prospective employee has a criminal past? Looking into the criminal history of job applicants is a smart hiring practice. Given the high proportion of adult Americans with criminal records (the National Employment Law Project estimates 1 in four adults has a record of some kind), it is likely… Read more »

The Employer’s Dilemma: Job Applicants with Criminal Records [Infographic]

According to National Employment Law Project (NELP), more than 1 in 4 U.S. adults have a criminal record. As an employer, this means you have a very high chance of encountering applicants and employees whose past you may need to consider in making an employment-related decision. The dilemma is significant: On one hand, the EEOC… Read more »

“Unemployed Workers Need Not Apply.” Where’s the Logic in That Talent Acquisition Strategy?

Today’s job market is not the best it’s ever been. Not even close. With more than 14 million Americans officially unemployed (just over 9% of the population) and almost half of those jobless for more than six months, chances are good that an employer with positions to fill will have applications from individuals who are… Read more »

NELP Report Claims Widespread Abuse of Employment Criminal Background Checks

The National Employment Law Project (NELP), a nonprofit research and employment advocacy group, released a report in March of this year that claims to have uncovered employment discrimination cases involving employment criminal background checks and some of the nation’s largest employers. Specifically, the study surveyed Craigslist postings across the nation and says to have found… Read more »