Spotlight on:

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

Unfair Background Checks in California’s Health Care Jobs

Unfair background checks needlessly shut out Californians from fast-growing health care jobs. Read More

Accountability in Outsourcing

As outsourcing becomes standard practice, how do we ensure that businesses are responsible for their workers? Read More


  • 09-15-14 NELP applauds Seattle mayor's announcement of new office to enforce Seattle's $15 minimum wage. Read More
  • 09-15-14 NELP and allies hold rally urging Gov. Cuomo's wage board to eliminate sub-minimum wage for New York State's 230,000 tipped workers. Read More
  • 09-02-14 New NELP report says rise of temp work and staffing agencies ushers in lower wages and dangerous conditions for workers. Read More
  • 08-18-14 See the Washington Post front-page exclusive story on NELP's latest study of wages and job growth in the recovery. Read More
  • 08-18-14 NELP's new data brief, An Unbalanced Recovery, finds jobs in mid- and higher-wage industries still lagging in this recovery. Read More
  • 08-13-14 NELP publishes series of three fact sheets on expanding employment opportunities for people with arrest or conviction records. Read More
  • 08-12-14 New Jersey Governor Christie signs fair-hiring law, ensuring public and private employers "ban the box." Read More
  • 08-07-14 New NELP fact sheet shows independent contractor misclassification imposes huge costs on workers and federal and state treasuries. Read More
  • 07-31-14 NELP's Christine Owens and Cathy Ruckelshaus on why McDonald's Corp. is the boss when it comes to liability for workplace violations, in CNN op-ed. Read More
  • 07-31-14 NELP commends President Obama's executive order on responsible federal contracting. Read More

See All News


NELP Annual Report


NELP Websites

Raise the Minimum Wage National Wage and Hour Clearinghouse Laid Off and Left Out