Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America

America has dramatically underinvested in UI and has failed to update this vital system for the 21st century.

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NELP Releases New Studies of “Gig Economy” Workers’ Rights

Three new policy briefs look at workers’ comp, job flexibility, and background checks in the “gig economy.”

Posted June 24, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Gig Economy Workers Injured On the Job Should Get Workers’ Comp Protections

Taxi drivers & chauffeurs are killed on the job at a rate 5x higher than the average for all workers.

via Quartz, June 24, 2016 Read More

News Releases

New Jersey Legislature Passes $15 Minimum Wage

The legislature approved raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2021, which would boost pay for 975,000 New Jerseyans.

Posted June 23, 2016 Read More

News Releases

On Supreme Court’s Deadlocked Ruling on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Today’s 4-4 vote, which lets stand an appeals court ruling blocking the President’s DAPA program, is deeply regrettable.

Posted June 23, 2016 Read More

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NELP is Hiring. Apply Now!

We have openings in research, safety and health, development, and communications.

Posted June 21, 2016 Read More

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A Proposal to Strengthen Unemployment Protections and Prepare America’s Economy for Next Recession

New report proposes to modernize unemployment insurance for a 21st century economy and establish a new Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Posted June 16, 2016 Read More

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GAO Report Finds Continued Customer Service Problems in Accessing Jobless Aid

Unemployment insurance claimants continue to be ill-served by many states’ UI programs.

Posted June 13, 2016 Read More

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New Report Documents Expansion of Predatory Practices at Big Banks Nationwide

High-pressure sales goals are forcing frontline workers to choose between pushing predatory products or keeping their jobs.

Posted June 10, 2016 Read More

Commentary

The New Overtime Rules Will Help Middle Class Americans

The new overtime regulations are a huge victory for middle-class workers.

via Newsweek, June 6, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Uber’s Car Leasing Program Turns Its Drivers Into Modern-Day Sharecroppers

Behind the shiny veneer of Uber’s technological innovation lies a time-tested business model: labor exploitation.

via Quartz, June 6, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Walmart CAN Afford $15 Minimum Wage

Walmart should pay its workers what they need and deserve.

via CNBC.com, June 3, 2016 Read More

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Health and Safety Risks Grow for Home Care Workers

Home health aides, personal care attendants, and certified nursing aides top the lists for workplace injuries, illness, and violence.

Posted June 1, 2016 Read More

News Releases

Report: D.C.’s Tipped Workers in Poverty at Nearly Twice the Rate of All D.C. Workers, Experience High Rates of Sexual Harassment

Eliminating the subminimum wage for tipped workers is a crucial part of any meaningful minimum wage increase.

Posted May 25, 2016 Read More

News Releases

GAO Report Finds Injured Meat & Poultry Workers Denied Medical Care at Worksite

Meat and poultry processing workers suffer some of the highest rates of workplace injuries and illnesses.

Posted May 25, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Non-Profits Are Ready for the New Overtime Regulations

We will stand with working people across America to fight for full implementation of the revised overtime regulation.

via The Hill, May 24, 2016 Read More

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Arizona Restaurant Lobby’s Sham Minimum Wage Ballot Attempt Fails

The tactics being employed by opponents of minimum wage increases are getting “curiouser and curiouser!”

Posted May 20, 2016 Read More

News Releases

On the Labor Department’s Final Overtime Rule

The Labor Department’s updated overtime rule restores vitality to our nation’s promise of a 40-hour work-week.

Posted May 17, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Big Poultry Workers Are Literally Peeing Their Pants So That Americans Can Have Cheap Chicken

Poultry plant workers say they routinely are denied time to use the bathroom.

via Quartz, May 11, 2016 Read More

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On the New Federal Rule Requiring Better Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Employers must submit workplace injury and illness records to OSHA electronically.

Posted May 11, 2016 Read More

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