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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

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NELP Responds to Tip Credit Rule

Proposed rule constitutes “a wholesale attack on restaurant workers and the meager federal protections they have for their pay.”

Posted December 4, 2017 Read More

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NELP Blasts DOL Move Delaying Enforcement of Conflict-of-Interest Rule Another 18 Months

America’s retirement savers need strong, enforceable protections against conflicts of interest.

Posted November 28, 2017 Read More

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NELP on Uber Data Breach

Uber has little regard for its customers and no regard whatsoever for the drivers who make its profits possible.

Posted November 22, 2017 Read More

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On the Publication of OSHA’s Final Rule on Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

OSHA’s rule will help prevent serious injuries and workplace deaths.

Posted November 22, 2017 Read More

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NELP Honors Teresa Tritch as Our 2017 Beth Shulman Fellow

NELP honors Teresa Tritch as our 2017 Beth Shulman Fellow.  

Posted November 21, 2017 Read More

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NELP Applauds Montgomery County’s Approval of a $15 Minimum Wage, Building Momentum for Statewide Action in 2018

Montogomery County, Maryland, joins the growing list of local jurisdictions enacting $15 minimum wages.

Posted November 13, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Don’t Let Congress Cheat Workers Out of Basic Rights

House Republicans advanced a bill to roll back longstanding “joint employer” protections for workers contracted by big companies.

via New York Times, November 8, 2017 Read More

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Injured Workers Lead the Fight to Transform Workers’ Comp in Mississippi

NELP is partnering with the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights to improve worker safety in the state.

Posted November 8, 2017 Read More

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Two Years of New York City’s Fair Chance Act: From Robust Legislation to Effective Enforcement

The FCA remains one of the strongest fair chance hiring laws in the country.

Posted November 7, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On Labor Department’s Appeal of Ruling That Invalidated Overtime Reforms

The Labor Department is right to defend its authority to issue a robust overtime salary threshold.

Posted October 30, 2017 Read More

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Civil & Worker Rights Groups File Amicus Brief Supporting EEOC Guidance on Use of Criminal Background Checks in Employment

The EEOC guidance helps employers understand and comply with our nation’s civil rights laws, and reflects common sense.

Posted October 25, 2017 Read More

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On the Labor Department’s Plan to Repeal Tipped Worker Protections

Despite what the Trump administration thinks, tips belong to the workers who have earned them—period.

Posted October 25, 2017 Read More

Press Clips

Ban The Box: What This New Law Means For Potential Employees With A Criminal Record

Fair chance hiring is about an applicant being viewed as a person, not just as a checkbox on an application.

via NPR, October 21, 2017 Read More

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Unprecedented Coalition Urges Food Safety Officials to Reject Poultry Industry Effort to Increase Line Speeds

The current pace of 140 birds per minute is already dangerous for workers and consumers.

Posted October 16, 2017 Read More

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California Governor Brown Signs Fair Chance Act, Extending ‘Ban the Box’ to Private Employers

California becomes the 10th state to adopt background check reforms for private-sector employers.

Posted October 15, 2017 Read More

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SCOTUS Hears Arguments in Case That Could Tilt Legal Landscape in Favor of Corporate Lawbreakers

Corporations are trying to use forced arbitration clauses to prevent workers from banding together to challenge workplace wrongs.

Posted October 2, 2017 Read More

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Trump’s Deregulation Agenda Means Lower Pay and Higher Injury Risk for America’s Workers

The administration sides with Wall Street and wealthy corporations over working families at virtually every turn.

Posted October 2, 2017 Read More

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On the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

The bill would hurt working people and have a devastating effect on our nation’s health.

Posted September 26, 2017 Read More

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Florida Should Extend Disaster Unemployment Assistance Filing Deadline

Florida should immediately request at least a 30-day extension of the DUA filing deadline from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Posted September 25, 2017 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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