How Unemployment Insurance Rules Fail Workers with Volatile Job Schedules

State UI programs have not caught up with the realities of today’s labor market and often fail workers with volatile schedules when they are most in need.

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NBC: NLRB Ruling Redefining ‘Employer’ Could Have Big Impact If It Stands

Subcontracted and other nonstandard work structures are prevalent in the industries experiencing the greatest job growth during the recovery.

via NBC News, August 28, 2015 Read More

NELP Applauds NLRB Joint-Employer Decision

The NLRB has appropriately found that Browning-Ferris Industries is a ‘joint employer’— together with its staffing company Leadpoint.

Posted August 27, 2015 Read More

NELP Applauds Historic Decision to Uphold Minimum Wage & Overtime Rights for Home Care Workers

This is a tremendous victory for the two-million-plus home care workers in America.

Posted August 21, 2015 Read More

SeaTac 4,700 Airport Workers Win Their Fight for $15

Washington State’s Supreme Court upheld the voter-approved initiative.

Posted August 20, 2015 Read More

Birmingham Becomes 1st City in Deep South to Set Local Minimum Wage

Birmingham’s minimum wage will increase to $8.50 in July 2016 and to $10.10 in July 2017.

Posted August 19, 2015 Read More

Happy Birthday Unemployment Insurance! Moving from Surviving to Thriving

Let’s celebrate this vital social insurance program while striving to improve it for today’s changing workforce.

Posted August 14, 2015 Read More

Huffington Post: Worker Definitions in the ‘New’ Economy Are an Old-School Trick

Labeling employees as “independent contractors” is an age-old way to skirt labor and tax laws, writes Rebecca Smith.

via Huffington Post, August 13, 2015 Read More

July Jobs Report Shows Why the Fed Shouldn’t Raise Interest Rates Yet

Stagnant wages and high levels of long-term unemployment reveal a still-vulnerable economy.

Posted August 10, 2015 Read More

Report: 3 in 4 Bank Tellers Earn Less Than $15 an Hour

Could higher wages for bank tellers be the next battle in the fight for $15?

Posted August 4, 2015 Read More

Report: Unemployment Insurance Failing Workers with Volatile Schedules

State unemployment programs have not caught up with the realities faced by workers today.

Posted August 4, 2015 Read More

On Today’s Rally at the White House for Federal Fair-Chance Hiring Reform

We are asking the federal government to give all workers a fair chance at a job.

Posted July 30, 2015 Read More

Huffington Post: DOL Says Most Workers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors: 5 Notable Takeaways

If companies are surprised by DOL’s guidance, they’ve been getting bad advice, writes Cathy Ruckelshaus.

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