COVID-19 Resources for Unemployed and Frontline Workers

Learn about the resources and benefits available to unemployed and frontline workers impacted by the COVID-19.

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FAQs for workers about the various benefits they may be entitled to during this pandemic.

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The “ABC test,” is the simplest way to determine who is a true independent contractor and who is an employee.

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Employer Best Practices: Policies to Support Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Read the new guide developed with the National Partnership for Women & Families.

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My Vision for Justice

Executive Director, Rebecca Dixon, shares her vision for NELP’s contribution to our movement.

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Fighting Wage Preemption: Restoring Local Democracy and Workers’ Hard-Won Wages

Workers are losing billions of dollars every year because their state legislatures blocked local raises.

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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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News Releases

NELP Denounces DOL’s Independent Contractor Proposed Rule That Would Expose More Workers to Wage Theft, Misclassification

The proposed rule would make it easier for corporations to cheat their workers and avoid minimum wage and overtime protections.

Posted September 22, 2020 Read More

News Releases

NELP Mourns the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

We honor RBG, a historic figure in the fight for women’s rights,

Posted September 21, 2020 Read More


Remembering Hamlet

Today, the sweeping changes we need to prevent another modern-day, preventable workplace catastrophe like the Hamlet Fire are overdue.

Posted September 4, 2020 Read More

News Releases

Groups Urge Maryland Gov. Hogan to Issue Emergency Safety Standard to Protect Workers from COVID-19

The governor should require Maryland OSHA to do its job and protect workers from COVID-19.

Posted August 26, 2020 Read More

News Releases

Labor Department Report: More Workers Speaking Up, Blowing the Whistle on COVID Safety Violations—But Their Complaints of Retaliation Face Delays at Understaffed OSHA

Over half the COVID retaliation complaints were summarily dismissed, while remaining cases are taking longer than ever to investigate.

Posted August 19, 2020 Read More

News Releases

#SaveThe600 Coalition Blasts Trump Administration’s False Promise of Unemployment Relief

If the administration really cared about struggling families, it would have agreed to extend the $600 FPUC payments weeks ago.

Posted August 10, 2020 Read More

News Releases

Following Insufficient Memorandum, NELP Urges Administration to Get Serious About the $600 Lifeline and Comprehensive Unemployment Fixes

This is not a serious approach to solving a very serious problem.

Posted August 8, 2020 Read More

News Releases

Federal Legislation Would Ensure Equal Pay for Temp Workers and Curb Industry Abuses

The Restoring Worker Power Act would help eliminating temp workers’ second-tier status and demand accountability from the industry.

Posted July 17, 2020 Read More

News Releases

NELP Applauds SCOTUS Ruling Denying Trump Administration’s Attempt to End DACA

NELP joins in solidarity with immigrant communities who are organizing against the deportation apparatus and for long-term reform.

Posted June 18, 2020 Read More

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Black Workers See Higher Rates of Employer Retaliation for Raising COVID Safety Concerns

Black workers were more likely to report that they or a colleague may have been punished for raising concerns.

Posted June 10, 2020 Read More

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We Must Fight for Black Lives

NELP is committed to dismantling white supremacy, structural racism, and oppression—and to building a future where we all can thrive.

Posted June 3, 2020 Read More


FAQ for workers about the various benefits they may be entitled to during this pandemic.

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Featured Campaigns

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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