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Giving Caregivers a Raise

Our new report looks at the impact of a $15 wage floor in the home care industry. Read More

Restoring Opportunity for Unemployed Workers

NELP’s report shows that only 27 percent of unemployed workers received jobless aid in 2014—a record low. Read More

A Fair Chance at Federal Agency & Contractor Employment

Our new report calls on the President to tackle unfair federal hiring barriers faced by job-seekers with past convictions. Read More

Reforming Overtime Rules

Our new report shows why today's overtime rules are not working for America's workers. Read More


  • 03-06-15 Ahead of "Jobs Friday," NELP's Claire McKenna on why retail workers need a raise and more work hours. Read More
  • 03-05-15 NELP's Tsedeye Gebreselassie testifies before Connecticut lawmakers in support of full-time hours for building service workers. Read More
  • 02-28-15 New York Times editorial, citing NELP, calls on the Obama administration to adopt fair-chance hiring for federal agencies and contractors. Read More
  • 02-27-15 NELP's Irene Tung on why we need to give caregivers a raise, in Huffington Post. Read More
  • 02-27-15 NELP files amicus brief defending home care workers' right to federal minimum wage and overtime protections in D.C. appellate court case. Read More
  • 02-25-15 NELP's Yannet Lathrop on why Walmart's recently announced pay hike is far from enough, at CNN Opinion. Read More
  • 02-24-15 Tipped workers in New York State score a major victory. Read More
  • 02-24-15 NELP's George Wentworth testified against proposed unemployment insurance cuts before the Connecticut Assembly's Labor & Public Employees Committee. Read More
  • 02-23-15 Georgia governor signs "ban the box" executive order -- first Southern state to tackle hiring barriers faced by people with past convictions. Read More
  • 02-23-15 New NELP report looks at the impact of a $15 wage floor in the home care industry. Read More

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