News Releases | April 17, 2014

Nebraska Becomes 1st Red State to “Ban the Box”; 11th State to Endorse Fair Hiring of People with Records

Georgia’s Republican Governor Pledges to Issue Executive Order, While Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida, and 4 more states debate measures to(…)

News Releases | April 12, 2014

Vermont Workers Win Nation’s Highest Minimum Wage as State Legislature Raises Wage Floor to $10.50 per Hour

In the face of Congressional gridlock, record number of states and cities across the country continue to take action to(…)

News Releases | April 7, 2014

NELP Applauds Senate Vote to Renew Emergency Jobless Aid

Statement of Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the U.S. Senate’s passage of the bipartisan(…)

News Releases | April 4, 2014

NELP Applauds Confirmation of David Weil as USDOL Wage & Hour Administrator

Washington, DC—“The National Employment Law Project (NELP) applauds the Senate’s confirmation yesterday evening of David Weil as Wage and Hour(…)

Commentary | April 4, 2014

Courier Times: McThieves: Fast-Food Giants Pickpocket Workers

Last month, McDonald’s was hit with multiple class-action lawsuits alleging that the company routinely violated minimum wage, overtime and other(…)

News Releases | April 4, 2014

Jobs Report Underscores Continuing Need for Congress to Aid Long-Term Unemployed and Low-Wage Workers

Washington, DC—March’s jobs report offered further evidence of the need for Congress to boost the economic recovery with support for(…)

Commentary | April 2, 2014

NJ: How Chris Christie Shortchanged NJ Truck Drivers

Tying up George Washington Bridge traffic isn’t the only way the Christie administration toyed with New Jersey motorists last year.(…)

Commentary | March 30, 2014

Salon: Blueberry Lies – WSJ Spearheads Disingenuous Effort to Keep Exploiting Farm Workers

In August 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor invoked its “hot goods” authority and seized blueberry shipments from three Oregon(…)

News Releases | March 26, 2014

Connecticut Poised to Pass Nation’s First $10.10 Minimum Wage

In coming weeks, passage of similar wage increases expected in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Hawaii as states step ahead of Congress(…)

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