Join us at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Friday, Oct. 26 for a conference on the proper use of criminal history records in hiring. Read More »
The Supreme Court delivered disappointing 5-4 decisions in Vance v. Ball State University and Nassar v. University of Texas Southwest Medical Center. Read More »
Lawyers' Committee Supports the Nomination of Thomas Perez for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor
Under Perez's leadership, the elimination of employment discrimination has been a focal point. Read More »
- August 01, 2013 President Obama Recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee with White House Reception August 1, 2013. A reception will be held today in the East Room of the White House with the President, Lawyers' Committee founding members, board members and current leadership as well as other distinguished guests. Read More »
- Oct 21 National Civil and Workers’ Rights Groups to Provide Guidance to Employers and Background Screeners During “Best Practice Standards: Reflections on the Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring” Conference The Lawyers' Committee joins the National H.I.R.E. Network and the National Workrights Institute in hosting a conference to address the widespread use of prior criminal convictions in screening job applicants, which disproportionately affects minorities.
- Sep 23 Lawyers' Committee Submits Shadow Report to United Nation's Human Rights Committee on Shortfalls in U.S. Compliance with Human Rights Treaty Obligations The Lawyers' Committee recently submitted a report on U.S. compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to the Human Rights Committee for its fourth periodic review, which will take place in October 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Sep 20 Perspectives on U.S. Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights The Lawyers' Committee recently submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in preparation for its review of U.S. compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.