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The People Have Spoken: USDA Should Withdraw Its Proposal to Roll Back Protections in the Meatpacking Industry

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New Resource: PuttingWorkersFirst.org

Who are the Trump administration and Congress really fighting for?

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1099’s and W-2’s: If Your Boss Broke the Law, it Might Make Your Taxes Higher

Why Misclassification Matters on Tax Day​

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Closing Doors on the Unemployed

Why most jobless workers are not receiving unemployment insurance and what states can do about it.

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New Guide Helps Employers Respond to Immigration Action

NELP and NILC have published a guide for employers on how they can prepare for immigration enforcement.

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How Two Court Decisions Could Mean Gig Is Up for Many Companies that Call Their Workers Independent Contractors

It seems the gig is up for many companies that call their workers independent contractors.

Posted May 18, 2018 Read More

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On President Trump’s Reference to Undocumented Immigrants as ‘Animals’

“President Trump’s description of undocumented immigrants yesterday as ‘animals’ marks yet another sad and shameful moment in this president’s tenure.”

Posted May 17, 2018 Read More

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On the U.S. Labor Department’s Spring Regulatory Agenda

The Trump administration continues its march toward repealing safeguards designed to protect the rights of workers.

Posted May 9, 2018 Read More

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The People Have Spoken: USDA Should Withdraw Its Proposal to Roll Back Protections in the Meatpacking Industry

There is overwhelming public opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed hog slaughter speed up rule.

Posted May 7, 2018 Read More

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Cashing Out: Big Banks’ Lobbying Dollars Mean Weaker Protections for Consumers and Workers

Last week, Mick Mulvaney announced he may take down the publicly available database of complaints against big banking interests.

Posted May 1, 2018 Read More

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On the California Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Cracking Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification

The gig is up for employers who misclassify their workers as independent contractors.

Posted April 30, 2018 Read More

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We Cannot Afford to Turn Back the Clock on Safety

This Workers’ Memorial Day, we must fight to ensure that the workers we have lost did not die in vain.

Posted April 27, 2018 Read More

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Director of Work Quality Tsedeye Gebreselassie Named to “40 Under 40” List

Tsedeye Gebreselassie was named to the NYU Law Alumni of Color Association (LACA) “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” list for(…)

Posted April 27, 2018 Read More

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Colorado House Approves Repeal of Preemption Law Blocking Local Minimum Wage Increases

The Colorado House vote to repeal the state’s minimum wage preemption law is a major victory for Colorado workers and(…)

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1099’s and W-2’s: If Your Boss Broke the Law, it Might Make Your Taxes Higher

The tax burden may come as a huge shock to workers filing as independent contractors for the first time.

Posted April 13, 2018 Read More

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On President Trump’s Announcement on Deploying the National Guard to the Border

Another example of the administration’s anti-immigrant, xenophobic agenda, built on fear-mongering and scapegoating.

Posted April 4, 2018 Read More

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5 Things to Know About the New Federal Law Protecting Workers’ Tips

What the new law protecting tips from employer theft means for workers.

Posted April 2, 2018 Read More

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Restaurant Workers Win Ownership of Their Tips

The law cannot be more clear: Tips belong to workers and no one else.

Posted March 21, 2018 Read More

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NELP on 5th Circuit Vacating DOL’s Fiduciary Rule

The court’s faulty reasoning threatens the Labor Department’s very ability to protect retirement savers now and in the future.

Posted March 16, 2018 Read More

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Washington Gov. Inslee Signs Fair Chance Act, Extending ‘Ban the Box’ to Private Employers

Washington becomes the 11th state to adopt fair-chance reforms for the private sector.

Posted March 13, 2018 Read More

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NELP Welcomes Federal Legislation Ensuring Workers Own Their Tips

This bill will guarantee that workers get to keep the tips that they earn.

Posted March 7, 2018 Read More

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Poll Results: Groundbreaking New Polls on Local Democracy, Home Rule, Minimum Wage

Floridians overwhelmingly believe that states blocking local workplace ordinances hurts local democracy.

Posted March 1, 2018 Read More

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Court Upholds Minneapolis $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance

Minnesota district court finds Minneapolis wage raise not in conflict with state law.

Posted February 28, 2018 Read More

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On Janus v. AFSCME, and Why We Need Public-Sector Unions

Janus is the latest attack on the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions.

Posted February 26, 2018 Read More

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Building Safe and Healthy Workplaces for Every Worker in America

Nearly three million workers are seriously injured on the job every year.

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Raising the Minimum Wage

More workers than ever are struggling to get by on low-wage jobs.

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Ensuring People with Convictions Have a Fair Chance to Work

A conviction in one’s past shouldn’t be a life sentence to joblessness.

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