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NELP reacts to Gov. Christie vetoing NJ $15 minimum wage

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rejected a measure that would have gradually increased the state’s minimum wage to $15.

Posted August 30, 2016 Read More

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NELP Applauds Obama Admin for EO for Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rules and Guidance

Under the new rules, contractors who do not comply with the law are finally held accountable.

Posted August 24, 2016 Read More

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Judge Orders $15 Minimum Wage on Minneapolis Ballot in November

Voters in Minneapolis will get the option to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour in November.

Posted August 22, 2016 Read More

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New York City Establishes Division to Protect Paid Caregivers’ Rights

The division will help hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who work in home care and child care.

Posted August 16, 2016 Read More

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Tyson Foods Faces Significant OSHA Fines for Plant Hazards

OSHA leveled $263,000 in fines for dangerous conditions that can lead to disfiguring injuries.

Posted August 16, 2016 Read More

Blog

New NELP Analysis Criticizes Ban-the-Box Studies

The problem isn’t ban-the-box policies; it’s the race discrimination exposed by the policies.

Posted August 11, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Uber Drivers Shouldn’t Be Left Behind in the Fight For $15

Let’s make sure this new sector of low-wage workers benefits from the success of the $15 movement.

via Huffington Post, August 10, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Seattle’s Workers, Businesses Doing Well with a Higher Minimum Wage

For workers living on the margins, the pay increases make a meaningful difference in their day-to-day lives.

via Seattle Times, August 2, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Fed Contracts Only for Those Who Respect Workplace Laws

Let’s not reward corporations that jeopardize workers’ safety, shortchange them on wages, and discriminate against them on the job.

via The Hill, August 1, 2016 Read More

News Releases

On OSHA’s First-Ever Citation of Big Poultry for Delaying Medical Care to Injured Workers

The conditions found at the Pilgrim’s Pride plant are all too common throughout the industry.

Posted July 29, 2016 Read More

Blog

The Pros and Cons of Fingerprinting Uber Drivers

Whether pro or con fingerprinting, all sides should support legislation to clean up FBI background checks for employment.

Posted July 14, 2016 Read More

News Releases

On JPMorgan Chase Announcing Raises for Its Lowest-Paid Workers

Any boost in low-wage workers’ income is good news, but Chase and the banking industry can do more.

Posted July 12, 2016 Read More

Blog

Making Higher Wages a Reality in Los Angeles

Winning a higher minimum wage rate is only step one.

via Huffington Post, July 5, 2016 Read More

Commentary

For Workplace Safety Violators, Life Is Cheap

The Labor Department announced that penalties for workplace safety rules violatons will increase for the first time in 25 years.

via The Hill, July 1, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Home Care Workers’ Long March to Justice

Home care workers finally are assured of the same federal fair-pay guarantees enjoyed by most U.S. workers.

via The Hill, July 1, 2016 Read More

Commentary

A Better Way to Disrupt the Workplace

On-demand companies don’t have to sacrifice flexibility to treat their workers as employees, writes Rebecca Smith.

via U.S. News & World Report, June 29, 2016 Read More

Blog

SCOTUS Declines to Hear Challenge to Home Care Reform, Cementing Victory for Millions of Workers

The industry’s last-ditch effort to block home care workers from having federal minimum wage and overtime rights has failed.

Posted June 28, 2016 Read More

News Releases

On the Supreme Court’s Decision Not to Hear the Home Care Industry’s Appeal

SCOTUS’s decision to deny certiorari is a major victory for home care workers.

Posted June 27, 2016 Read More

Blog

NELP Releases New Studies of “Gig Economy” Workers’ Rights

Three new policy briefs look at workers’ comp, job flexibility, and background checks in the “gig economy.”

Posted June 24, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Gig Economy Workers Injured On the Job Should Get Workers’ Comp Protections

Taxi drivers & chauffeurs are killed on the job at a rate 5x higher than the average for all workers.

via Quartz, June 24, 2016 Read More

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