The Supreme Court’s Decision in Epic Systems—What You Need to Know

Frequently asked questions about how this case will affect working people.

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Webinar | From Sexual Harassment to Wage Theft

Issue Spotting for Lawyers working with Low-wage workers in the age of #MeToo

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#Uberinterference

Uber & Lyft: Running Over Local Democracy

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New Resource: PuttingWorkersFirst.org

Who are the Trump administration and Congress really fighting for?

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Closing Doors on the Unemployed

Why most jobless workers are not receiving unemployment insurance and what states can do about it.

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New Guide Helps Employers Respond to Immigration Action

NELP and NILC have published a guide for employers on how they can prepare for immigration enforcement.

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On the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Merge U.S. Depts. of Labor, Education

This misguided proposal deserves to land with a thud in Congress.

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Ohio Immigration Raids Will Deter Workers From Speaking Up Against Dangerous Conditions

Three workers were maimed or killed in the targeted plants in the past six months.

Posted June 21, 2018 Read More

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Massachusetts Joins New York and California in Adopting $15 Minimum Wage

The agreement calls for gradually raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2023.

Posted June 20, 2018 Read More

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D.C. Ballot Initiative Victory Shows Strong Public Support for Higher Wages for Tipped Workers

Tips are a supplement to, and not a substitute for, wages.

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On the DOL’s Final Rule on Association Health Plans

The administration opens the floodgates to “fake” health insurance and potentially widespread fraud and abuse.

Posted June 19, 2018 Read More

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Trump Administration’s Shameful Policy of Separating Children From Parents

America should be protecting families and upholding our nation’s ideals of decency and respect for human rights.

Posted June 19, 2018 Read More

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NELP Commends Washington Governor Inslee’s Executive Order Restoring Workers’ Right to Their Day in Court

The state aims to do business with companies that don’t impose forced arbitration on their employees.

Posted June 12, 2018 Read More

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Enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health Laws Declines Under Trump Administration

OSHA is cutting back on enforcement, with key enforcement indicators showing declining activity.

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Initiative 77 Is a Vital Measure for D.C.’s Almost 30,000 Tipped Workers

Equal treatment in wages is not just good policy, it is just—and an imperative for the District of Columbia.

Posted June 8, 2018 Read More

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The Supreme Court’s Decision in Epic Systems—What You Need to Know

The big effect of this case is that the Supreme Court has now said that your boss can force you(…)

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Press Clips

Worker’s Rights: Comp system fails to offer adequate benefits

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SCOTUS Backs Forced Arbitration, Taking Away Workers’ Right to Band Together to Challenge Sexual Harassment and Other Misconduct

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has paved the way for corporations to break workplace laws with impunity.

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How Two Court Decisions Could Mean Gig Is Up for Many Companies that Call Their Workers Independent Contractors

It seems the gig is up for many companies that call their workers independent contractors.

Posted May 18, 2018 Read More

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On President Trump’s Reference to Undocumented Immigrants as ‘Animals’

“President Trump’s description of undocumented immigrants yesterday as ‘animals’ marks yet another sad and shameful moment in this president’s tenure.”

Posted May 17, 2018 Read More

Commentary

Employers Can’t Duck Responsibility for Workplace Safety by Hiring Contract Workers

The court clarified what it means to be a true independent contractor.

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On the U.S. Labor Department’s Spring Regulatory Agenda

The Trump administration continues its march toward repealing safeguards designed to protect the rights of workers.

Posted May 9, 2018 Read More

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The People Have Spoken: USDA Should Withdraw Its Proposal to Roll Back Protections in the Meatpacking Industry

There is overwhelming public opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed hog slaughter speed up rule.

Posted May 7, 2018 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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Are the Trump Administration and Congress Really "Putting Workers First?”

See our new resource page tracking day-to-day developments on worker issues under the current administration and Congress.

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