Tell the Department of Labor to Protect Our Tips

The Trump DOL wants to roll back a rule that says tips are the property of workers.

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USDA Proposal to Increase Hog Processing Line Speeds Endangers Workers and Consumers

Following is a statement from Debbie Berkowitz, senior fellow for worker safety and health with the National Employment Law Project:(…)

Posted January 19, 2018 Read More

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Seven States Adopted Fair Chance Policies in 2017

2017 was another year of significant progress for the fair chance hiring movement.

Posted January 19, 2018 Read More

Blog

NELP Mourns the Passing of Paul Booth

Paul was a tireless advocate and great AFSCME leader who never stopped fighting for working people.

Posted January 18, 2018 Read More

News Releases

NELP Applauds Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf for Expanding Overtime Pay

Pennsylvania has set an example for other states to follow.

Posted January 17, 2018 Read More

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On Work Requirements for Receiving Health Care Under Medicaid

Access to health care keeps families healthy and helps workers look for and obtain employment.

Posted January 11, 2018 Read More

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Report: For Waiters and Bartenders, More Than Half of Earnings Are Tips

If a proposed DOL rule change goes into effect, bartenders and servers could face a substantial pay cut.

Posted January 11, 2018 Read More

Press Clips

Fast-Food Workers Claim Victory in a New York Labor Effort

This law helps fast-food workers sustain a nonprofit that advocates for them.

via The New York Times , January 9, 2018 Read More

Commentary

McDonald’s Cannot Dodge its Illegal Treatment of Franchise Workers

McDonald’s motive in denying its status as the boss is clear.

via Newsweek, December 27, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Do It Yourself: Trump’s Quiet Attack on the Regulatory State is Another Part of His Broader Class War

Far from a recipe for liberty this is, instead, a prescription for chaos.

via Slate, December 22, 2017 Read More

News Releases

NELP Applauds Decision Upholding OSHA Rule to Protect Workers from Silica Dust Exposure

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals upheld OSHA’s 2016 standard protecting workers from exposure to crystalline silica dust.

Posted December 22, 2017 Read More

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NELP Applauds Lawsuit Challenging Age Discrimination in Facebook Job Ads

Biased corporate screening based on age, gender, and race cannot be allowed to continue. 

Posted December 21, 2017 Read More

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California Fair Chance Act Takes Effect January 1, Extending ‘Ban the Box’ to Private Employers

Here’s what California jobseekers and employers need to know.

Posted December 20, 2017 Read More

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Workers Across U.S. Getting Raises as 18 States and 19 Cities Increase Minimum Wages on Jan. 1

Workers across the country will receive badly needed raises on January 1st.

Posted December 20, 2017 Read More

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Ten Years After Great Recession Hit, Unemployed Workers Face Greater Barriers to Jobless Aid

The share of unemployed workers receiving jobless aid is at a record low.

Posted December 19, 2017 Read More

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On Gov. Cuomo Ordering New York State Labor Department to Review Eliminating ‘Tip Credit’ for Restaurant, Car Wash & Nail Salon Workers

A major step forward for tipped workers’ fight for #1FairWage

Posted December 17, 2017 Read More

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On NLRB’s Reversal of Browning-Ferris ‘Joint Employer’ Ruling

Here’s yet another example of the Trump administration favoring corporations over working people.

Posted December 15, 2017 Read More

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NELP Responds to Trump Administration’s Fall Regulatory Agenda

The Trump administration’s regulatory agenda translates to less money, less protection, and less security for our nation’s workers.

Posted December 14, 2017 Read More

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Report: Mississippi Workers Are Dying on the Job at One of the Highest Rates in the Nation

Mississippi has one of the highest on-the-job fatality rates, but the lowest workers’ compensation benefits of any state.

Posted December 14, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Trump Wants You to Tip Restaurant Owners, Not Servers

Trump’s Labor Department wants to rescind an Obama-era rule that tips belong to the servers.

via Newsweek, December 7, 2017 Read More

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NELP Applauds GAO Report on Workplace Hazards in Meat and Poultry Industry

The report confirms that dangerous working conditions persist in the nation’s meat and poultry industry.

Posted December 7, 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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