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A Fair Chance at Federal Agency & Contractor Employment

Our new report calls on the President to tackle unfair federal hiring barriers faced by job-seekers with past convictions. Read More

Reforming Overtime Rules

Our new report shows why today's overtime rules are not working for America's workers. Read More

Manufacturing Low Pay

NELP's new report documents declining wages in the jobs that built America's middle class. Read More

Temped Out

Staffing work is one part of a larger story about the declining middle class in our country. Read More


  • 01-22-15 NELP and grassroots advocates launch initiative calling on President Obama to embrace fair-chance hiring reforms. Read More
  • 01-20-15 NELP applauds President Obama's call for policies to sustain working families. Read More
  • 01-20-15 NELP's Arun Ivatury to President Obama regarding tonight's State of the Union speech: "On wages, go big: the American people have your back." On Read More
  • 01-15-15 New poll shows overwhelming public support for major minimum wage increase. Read More
  • 01-14-15 NELP decries U.S. District Court judge's decision vacating federal minimum wage rules for home care workers. Read More
  • 01-07-15 NELP's Sarah Leberstein on the growth of low-wage jobs in manufacturing, on NPR's "All Things Considered." Read More
  • 12-31-14 20 states to increase minimum wage on New Year's Day; majority of states will have rates above federal $7.25 per hour. Read More
  • 12-23-14 NELP issues statement on federal district court' s decision on minimum wage and overtime rules for home care workers. Read More
  • 12-17-14 New NELP report shows why federal overtime rules aren't working for America's workers and why we need reform. Read More
  • 12-04-14 NELP's Arun Ivatury on the latest round of fast-food worker strikes, in op-ed. Read More

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