Support NELP

Why NELP?  DonateNow

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) is dedicated to improving conditions for workers across America and to protecting working families from the vagaries of the global economy. Since NELP's government funding was eliminated in 1994, we have depended on the generosity of foundations, individual and institutional donors. Your donations will enable NELP to:

·       restore the minimum wage to its historic level -- and make sure every worker is paid what they are due;

·       ensure that millions of jobless workers access the income support and retraining they need to get back on their feet;

·       push for model policies that raise the quality of jobs throughout our economy; and

·       eliminate barriers to employment opportunities faced by individuals with criminal records, immigrants and others locked out by discriminatory laws and practices.

Read more about NELP's recent work in our 2013 Annual Report.

How to donate

The National Employment Law Project is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions to NELP are deductible to the full extent of the law. Please donate generously to NELP by clicking here or by sending a check to:

National Employment Law Project
75 Maiden Lane,
Suite 601 
New York, NY 10038

Make a cy-pres award to NELP:
In recent months, several law firms have designated unclaimed workers'rights judgments to NELP to keep fighting the underlying issues at stake intheir cases. To learn more about making a cy pres award to NELP and its National Wage and Hour Clearinghouse, please click here.

Don't just take our word for it:
"Millions of low wage workers suffer from substandard wages, unstable employment or mistreatment at their jobs. By securing core employmentprotections, NELPis at the forefront of efforts to help low income families succeed in the workplace." Peter Edelman, Georgetown University LawCenter

"With the help of NELP we were able to negotiate an unemployment bill that protected eligibility and increased benefits significantly at a time when ourfund was insolvent." Herb Johnson, Missouri AFL-CIO State Labor Federation

"Immigrants perform indispensable work for the economic and culturalwealth throughout the nation, but face blatant abuse every day. NELP provides the legal expertise that immigrant organizing groups need to effectively defend the labor and human rights of our communities. In this relationship, NELP has aprofound sense of respect for the decisions that workers and their organizersmake." Pablo Alvarado, National Day Laborer Organizing Network.