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Is Wage Insurance a Worthwhile Option for Displaced Workers?

It’s an open question whether the president’s wage insurance proposal should be a top safety-net priority in 2016.

Posted February 10, 2016 Read More

President’s Budget Proposes Unemployment Insurance Reforms

The proposals come just as the share of unemployed workers receiving jobless aid stands at a record low.

Posted February 9, 2016 Read More

Newsweek: Uber’s Labor Relations Is Driving It Into a Ditch

Uber wants an uneven playing field where it’s exempted from the rules that apply to most employers, writes Rebecca Smith.

via Newsweek, February 2, 2016 Read More

Ending the “Independent Contractor” Charade in On-Demand & Just-in-Time Work

In just the last week, two more companies have reclassified their workers as employees.

Posted January 27, 2016 Read More

Minimum Wage Ballot Measures Advancing in California and Nevada

Statewide voter initiatives to raise the minimum wage in both California and Nevada advanced last week toward 2016 ballot status.

Posted January 25, 2016 Read More

AG’s Settlement Agreement Shows New York Leads on Fair-Chance Hiring

Retailers Big Lots and Marshalls will remove the criminal history question from job applications in NY.

Posted January 20, 2016 Read More

NELP Commends USDOL Guidance on Independent Contractor Joint Employment

The guidance makes clear that employers, regardless of their business structures, must abide by our nation’s baseline labor protections.

Posted January 20, 2016 Read More

Governors Embrace Push for Higher State Minimum Wages

Across the country last week several governors laid out plans for significant increases in state minimum wages.

Posted January 19, 2016 Read More

On President Obama’s Proposed Unemployment Insurance Program

NELP supports the president’s proposals to ensure that more workers qualify for and receive jobless aid.

Posted January 16, 2016 Read More

On Uber’s New Background Check Policy

Uber’s new background check policy ultimately fails the workers it’s meant to help.

Posted January 13, 2016 Read More

SOTU: President Obama Can Double-Down on His Legacy for Workers in 2016

The president can bolster his legacy of improving the lives of working families.

Posted January 12, 2016 Read More

Quartz: On-Demand Workers’ Right to Organize: Seattle 1, Uber 0

Seattle has passed a law allowing for-hire drivers to collectively bargain with the companies they work for.

via Quartz, January 7, 2016 Read More

14 Cities & States Approved $15 Minimum Wage in 2015

Over one dozen legislative or ballot proposals are expected to move in 2016.

Posted December 21, 2015 Read More

Report Urges Accountability for Labor Standards in Home Health Care, America’s Fastest-Growing Jobs

The industry’s pervasive outsourcing of employer functions means workers often struggle to hold anyone accountable for labor violations.

Posted December 21, 2015 Read More

Victory, Finally, for Unemployed Seniors in Illinois

There was never a valid policy justification for the Social Security offset.

Posted December 11, 2015 Read More

Faulty FBI Background Checks for Employment

Nearly half of FBI background checks fail to include crucial information on the outcome of a case after an arrest.

Posted December 9, 2015 Read More

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Raising the Minimum Wage

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Ensuring People with Convictions Have a Fair Chance to Work

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Advancing Home Care Worker Rights

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