Take Action to Protect Meatpacking Workers!

Tell the USDA to withdraw its dangerous line speed proposal.

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New Resource: PuttingWorkersFirst.org

Who are the Trump administration and Congress really fighting for?

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1099’s and W-2’s: If Your Boss Broke the Law, it Might Make Your Taxes Higher

Why Misclassification Matters on Tax Day​

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Closing Doors on the Unemployed

Why most jobless workers are not receiving unemployment insurance and what states can do about it.

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New Guide Helps Employers Respond to Immigration Action

NELP and NILC have published a guide for employers on how they can prepare for immigration enforcement.

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1099’s and W-2’s: If Your Boss Broke the Law, it Might Make Your Taxes Higher

The tax burden may come as a huge shock to workers filing as independent contractors for the first time.

Posted April 13, 2018 Read More

News Releases

On President Trump’s Announcement on Deploying the National Guard to the Border

Another example of the administration’s anti-immigrant, xenophobic agenda, built on fear-mongering and scapegoating.

Posted April 4, 2018 Read More

Blog

5 Things to Know About the New Federal Law Protecting Workers’ Tips

What the new law protecting tips from employer theft means for workers.

Posted April 2, 2018 Read More

News Releases

Restaurant Workers Win Ownership of Their Tips

The law cannot be more clear: Tips belong to workers and no one else.

Posted March 21, 2018 Read More

News Releases

NELP on 5th Circuit Vacating DOL’s Fiduciary Rule

The court’s faulty reasoning threatens the Labor Department’s very ability to protect retirement savers now and in the future.

Posted March 16, 2018 Read More

News Releases

Washington Gov. Inslee Signs Fair Chance Act, Extending ‘Ban the Box’ to Private Employers

Washington becomes the 11th state to adopt fair-chance reforms for the private sector.

Posted March 13, 2018 Read More

News Releases

NELP Welcomes Federal Legislation Ensuring Workers Own Their Tips

This bill will guarantee that workers get to keep the tips that they earn.

Posted March 7, 2018 Read More

News Releases

Poll Results: Groundbreaking New Polls on Local Democracy, Home Rule, Minimum Wage

Floridians overwhelmingly believe that states blocking local workplace ordinances hurts local democracy.

Posted March 1, 2018 Read More

News Releases

Court Upholds Minneapolis $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance

Minnesota district court finds Minneapolis wage raise not in conflict with state law.

Posted February 28, 2018 Read More

News Releases

On Janus v. AFSCME, and Why We Need Public-Sector Unions

Janus is the latest attack on the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions.

Posted February 26, 2018 Read More

News Releases

NLRB Vacates ‘Hy-Brand’ Decision, Leaving Stronger Joint-Employer Standard Intact

For now, the NLRB’s ‘Browning-Ferris’ decision outlining a stronger joint-employment standard stands.

Posted February 26, 2018 Read More

Blog

HB 2 Will Take Money Out of Injured Workers’ Pockets

Kentucky HB2 would hurt Kentucky’s workers, their families, and their communities.

via Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, February 26, 2018 Read More

Blog

Fair Chance Hiring in the Golden State: 10 “Best Practices” for Employers

Our analysis of California fair chance laws will help employers comply with the law and advance best practices.

Posted February 23, 2018 Read More

Commentary

The Supreme Court has opportunity to rule in favor of American workers

Janus takes aim specifically at public employees and their unions, but we all have a stake in this fight.

via The Hill, February 23, 2018 Read More

Commentary

Trump should require federal contractors to follow the law

It’s time for the Trump administration to ensure that irresponsible employers are not given federal contracts.

Posted February 13, 2018 Read More

News Releases

NELP on President Trump’s Proposed Budget

President Trump’s proposed budget gives us a clear picture of what he and his administration value.

Posted February 12, 2018 Read More

Commentary

The Labor Department seems bent on putting profits ahead of workers

The Labor Department has no excuse not to pull the proposal immediately.

via The Hill, February 6, 2018 Read More

News Releases

Texas Federal Court Ruling Undermines Employment Discrimination Protections for People With Records

Although disappointing, the court’s order is not a license to discriminate against job-seekers with records. Title VII remains the law.

Posted February 5, 2018 Read More

News Releases

Ivanka-Rubio ‘Paid Leave’ Plan Leaves Working Families Behind, Undermines Retirement Plans and Weakens Social Security

America’s workers deserve good benefits to care for themselves and their family members—and to build and maintain a secure retirement.

Posted February 5, 2018 Read More

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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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