Press Clips | May 5, 2015

CBS: Obama eyes big change to rules on overtime pay

“The current law, which is part of the Fair Labor Standards Act passed in 1938, allows companies to designate someone(…)

Press Clips | May 4, 2015

The Atlantic: Where the Minimum Wage Fight Is Being Won

Cities and states have shot far past Congress in raising the minimum wage. Will the feds ever catch up?

Press Clips | April 27, 2015

USA Today: Koch Industries Drops Criminal-History Question from Job Applications

Fair-chance hiring is an idea with broad appeal whose time has come.

Press Clips | April 16, 2015

Huffington Post: 6 of the Fastest-Growing Jobs in America Pay Low Wages

Low-wage industries in the United States are growing rapidly, but wages aren’t.

Press Clips | April 13, 2015

Fortune: Who Makes Less Than $15 per Hour? An Explainer in 3 Charts

NELP’s report findings ”challenge us to think about the future of this country,” says Irene Tung.

Press Clips | April 12, 2015

New York Times: Working, but Needing Public Assistance Anyway

“The low-wage business model . . . imposes significant costs on the public as a whole,” said NELP’s Sarah Leberstein.

Press Clips | March 25, 2015

Politico: Obama Urged to Do More to Help People with Records Find Jobs

Politico covers our effort to move the Obama administration to adopt a federal fair-chance hiring policy for people with conviction(…)

Press Clips | March 18, 2015

Washington Post: D.C. Home Health Care Workers Organize to Seek $15 an Hour

NELP’s Caitlin Connolly joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in calling for a $15 wage for home care workers at(…)

Press Clips | February 27, 2015

New York Times (Editorial): Remove Unfair Barriers to Employment

New York Times editorial, citing NELP, calls on the Obama administration to adopt fair-chance hiring for federal agencies and contractors.

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