News Releases | August 12, 2014

New Jersey Governor Christie Signs Fair-Hiring Law, Ensuring Public and Private Employers “Ban the Box”

Bi-Partisan Support Grows as Six States Now Cover Private Employers Washington, DC— Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation(…)

News Releases | July 31, 2014

NELP Commends the President’s Fair Pay Executive Order

Following is a statement from National Employment Law Project (NELP) Executive Director Christine Owens: “The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces(…)

Commentary | July 31, 2014

CNN: Who’s the Boss? McDonald’s is

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel said Wednesday that McDonald’s is an employer. This might not seem like surprising(…)

News Releases | July 29, 2014

On the NLRB General Counsel’s Directive That McDonald’s Can Be a “Joint Employer”

Following is a statement from National Employment Law Project Executive Director Christine Owens on a directive from the National Labor(…)

Commentary | July 28, 2014

Huffington Post: $15.00 is the New Eight-Hour Day

When 200 New York City fast-food workers walked off their jobs in November 2012, their demand of $15 an hour(…)

Videos | July 24, 2014

Fifth anniversary of the last increase of the federal minimum wage

Executive Director of NELP, Christine Owens, joins U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA), and U.S. Senator(…)

Commentary | July 24, 2014

MSNBC: Why the Minimum Wage is Still $7.25 after all of these years

On July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage rose to $7.25 an hour, the last bump of a three-step increase(…)

News Releases | July 21, 2014

White House Honors NELP’s Christine Owens for Efforts to Raise Wages

Washington, DC—On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the White House will honor National Employment Law Project (NELP) Executive Director Christine Owens(…)

News Releases | July 19, 2014

Illinois Expands Fair-Hiring Law, Ensuring Private Employers “Ban the Box”

Washington, DC—Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation known as “ban the box,” making Illinois the fifth state in the(…)

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