How Workers Can Access Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to workers impacted by natural disasters.

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Don’t Let Congress Cheat Workers Out of Basic Rights

House Republicans advanced a bill to roll back longstanding “joint employer” protections for workers contracted by big companies.

via New York Times, November 8, 2017 Read More

Blog

Injured Workers Lead the Fight to Transform Workers’ Comp in Mississippi

NELP is partnering with the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights to improve worker safety in the state.

Posted November 8, 2017 Read More

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Two Years of New York City’s Fair Chance Act: From Robust Legislation to Effective Enforcement

The FCA remains one of the strongest fair chance hiring laws in the country.

Posted November 7, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On Labor Department’s Appeal of Ruling That Invalidated Overtime Reforms

The Labor Department is right to defend its authority to issue a robust overtime salary threshold.

Posted October 30, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Civil & Worker Rights Groups File Amicus Brief Supporting EEOC Guidance on Use of Criminal Background Checks in Employment

The EEOC guidance helps employers understand and comply with our nation’s civil rights laws, and reflects common sense.

Posted October 25, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On the Labor Department’s Plan to Repeal Tipped Worker Protections

Despite what the Trump administration thinks, tips belong to the workers who have earned them—period.

Posted October 25, 2017 Read More

Press Clips

Ban The Box: What This New Law Means For Potential Employees With A Criminal Record

Fair chance hiring is about an applicant being viewed as a person, not just as a checkbox on an application.

via NPR, October 21, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Unprecedented Coalition Urges Food Safety Officials to Reject Poultry Industry Effort to Increase Line Speeds

The current pace of 140 birds per minute is already dangerous for workers and consumers.

Posted October 16, 2017 Read More

News Releases

California Governor Brown Signs Fair Chance Act, Extending ‘Ban the Box’ to Private Employers

California becomes the 10th state to adopt background check reforms for private-sector employers.

Posted October 15, 2017 Read More

News Releases

SCOTUS Hears Arguments in Case That Could Tilt Legal Landscape in Favor of Corporate Lawbreakers

Corporations are trying to use forced arbitration clauses to prevent workers from banding together to challenge workplace wrongs.

Posted October 2, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Trump’s Deregulation Agenda Means Lower Pay and Higher Injury Risk for America’s Workers

The administration sides with Wall Street and wealthy corporations over working families at virtually every turn.

Posted October 2, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

The bill would hurt working people and have a devastating effect on our nation’s health.

Posted September 26, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Florida Should Extend Disaster Unemployment Assistance Filing Deadline

Florida should immediately request at least a 30-day extension of the DUA filing deadline from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Posted September 25, 2017 Read More

News Releases

New Research Sounds Urgent Alarm to Overhaul Home Care Industry & End Abusive Work Conditions

Survey of workers in fastest-growing U.S. industry offers solutions to fill critical shortage of home care workers.

Posted September 22, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Can Companies Force Workers to Go to Arbitration?

SCOTUS will soon rule on whether employers can forbid class actions and force workers into individual arbitration.

via Newsweek, September 19, 2017 Read More

Blog

Forced Arbitration and Work: What You’re Signing Away in the Fine Print

What if your employer could steal your wages or discriminate against you without fear of repercussions?

Posted September 14, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Trump’s Plan to End DACA Inconsistent with Nation’s Highest Values

Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is inexcusable.

Posted September 5, 2017 Read More

Commentary

These Labor Laws Are Suppressing Black Workers

The fights for civil rights, economic justice, and labor rights are inextricably tied.

via Fortune, September 4, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On Federal Judge’s Egregious Decision Invalidating DOL’s Overtime Rule

Labor Secretary Acosta should appeal this ruling immediately. This decision should not stand.

Posted August 31, 2017 Read More

Blog

Ban-the-Box “Statistical Discrimination” Studies Draw the Wrong Conclusions

Ban-the-box is just one part of a comprehensive racial justice and economic opportunity agenda.

Posted August 29, 2017 Read More

Featured Campaigns

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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