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Enforcing Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage

NELP’s new report explores best practices to enforce Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage. Read More

Lessons Learned: Maximizing the Potential of Work-Sharing in the United States

Recommendations to states for using federal funds to build, improve, and promote work-sharing programs. Read More

Temped Out

Staffing work is one part of a larger story about the declining middle class in our country. Read More

An Unbalanced Recovery

Our latest analysis finds jobs in mid- and higher-wage industries still lagging in this recovery. Read More


  • 11-07-14 NELP's Michelle Natividad Rodriguez outlines next steps to get ex-inmates jobs after passage of California's Prop. 47. Read More
  • 10-30-14 NELP co-authors amicus brief in First Circuit case testing whether low-paid Dunkin Donuts managers named “executives” and therefore exempt from overtime were properly classified. Read More
  • 10-24-14 NELP's Rebecca Smith explains why it takes a village to enforce fair-wage laws, on Read More
  • 10-22-14 NELP releases new report on how Seattle can most effectively enforce its $15 minimum wage. Read More
  • 10-16-14 New NELP report provides states with recommendations for using federal funds to build, improve, and promote work-sharing programs. Read More
  • 10-15-14 NELP welcomes Obama administration effort to boost hiring of long-term unemployed. Read More
  • 10-14-14 NELP's Arun Ivatury on how opposition to raising the minimum wage is crumbling, on Read More
  • 10-10-14 NELP hosts a webinar highlighting the challenges facing the long-term unemployed and the most effective policies to meet their needs. Read More
  • 10-08-14 NELP's Christine Owens on why SCOTUS must side with Amazon warehouse workers in lawsuit challenging unpaid time on the job, in Huffington Post op-ed. Read More
  • 10-07-14 NELP releases policy brief detailing recent trends and economic evidence backing local minimum wage laws. Read More

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